Tagged: Hospital care

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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Enhancing the Healing Environment for people with dementia

In recent years the Department of Health has funded a number of Kings Fund projects on improving the physical environment for people with dementia in hospitals and other acute settings. Building on their experience in this work, the Kings Fund … Read more → – Enhancing the Healing Environment for people with dementia

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Introducing the national dementia CQUIN

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In this blog Alistair introduces the National Commissioning for quality and innovation (CQUIN) plan. The CQUIN will be introduced in April with the aim of improving some areas of dementia care in hospital. The CQUIN aims to increase awareness around … Read more → – Introducing the national dementia CQUIN

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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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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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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 ward champion

The dementia ward champion role has been developed at Musgrove Park Hospital, part of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. Read more → – Dementia ward champion

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Bath Hospital dementia ward charter mark

The Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust dementia strategy working group has developed a dementia ward charter mark to improve the quality of care for people with dementia. Read more → – Bath Hospital dementia ward charter mark

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Northallerton general hospital mental health team

Northallerton has developed a specialist liaison team. The team is a nurse-led multi-disciplinary group who work in general hospitals in the same way as the community mental health teams work within the community. Read more → – Northallerton general hospital mental health team

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