Hospital care

Objective 8: Improved quality of care for people with dementia in general hospitals.

The aim of this objective is to improve the standards of hospital care for people with dementia.

Expressions of interest for funding to improve care environments for people with dementia

Expressions of interest are now being accepted from care providers for funding to improve the surroundings of people living with dementia. Local authorities working in partnership with social care providers and the NHS will have the opportunity to bid for … Read more → – Expressions of interest for funding to improve care environments for people with dementia

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Extra money to help people leaving hospital

A one-off additional £150m will be allocated to Primary Care Trusts in England, for immediate transfer to local authorities for investment in social care services which also benefit the health system. Read more → – Extra money to help people leaving hospital

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Safeguarding adults at risk of harm: a legal guide for practitioners

This guide produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence is aimed primarily at practitioners working in various settings for organisations involved in safeguarding. It is intended to serve as a pointer to the law and to how it can be used. Read more → – Safeguarding adults at risk of harm: a legal guide for practitioners

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Better Care Better Value indicators

The Better Care Better Value indicators compiled by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement identify potential areas for improvement in efficiency whilst improving quality. They can help to stimulate ideas on where commissioners should focus their attention in re-designing and shifting services away from the traditional setting of the hospital and out towards community based care. Read more → – Better Care Better Value indicators

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Emergency bed use: what the numbers tell us

This King’s Fund briefing examines whether reducing the use of hospital beds for emergency admissions could help the NHS as it needs to find £20 billion in productivity improvements by 2015 to avoid reducing quality and making significant cuts to services. Read more → – Emergency bed use: what the numbers tell us

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Data on the accident and emergency clinical quality indicators

This is the fifth publication of data on the accident and emergency (A&E) clinical quality indicators, drawn from A&E data within provisional hospital episode statistics. Read more → – Data on the accident and emergency clinical quality indicators

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Report of the National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals 2011

The Report of the National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals 2011 reveals that hospital staff do not feel they have enough training to care for people with dementia. Read more → – Report of the National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals 2011

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RCN commitment to improving dementia care in general hospitals

On 21 September 2011, following a year-long project funded by DH, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) launched its commitment to the care of people with dementia in general hospitals.  The commitment sets out a framework for improving care and … Read more → – RCN commitment to improving dementia care in general hospitals

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Healthcare at Home: Understanding out of hospital dementia care report 2011

Healthcare at Home Ltd published a report: Understanding out of hospital dementia care report 2011 suggesting that a home-based care pathway would improve outcomes for many patients with dementia whilst reducing the cost to the NHS by up to 25%.

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Dementia awareness resource pack

The dementia awareness resource pack produced by the South West Dementia Partnership contains a selection of quality assured awareness raising resources designed to promote living well with dementia. Read more → – Dementia awareness resource pack

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