NHSE elective care handbooks now available

26 August, 2019 | Posted in: ,

This summer, NHS England has published a series of handbooks setting out best practice and ‘how-to’ solutions for each of the 14 high-volume elective care specialties that RightCare have identified as their focus.  The NHS RightCare programme, which works locally with systems to present a diagnosis of data and evidence across that population, believes that […]

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Updated guidance on Occupational Therapy in Parkinson’s released

6 November, 2018 | Posted in: ,

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists have released new guidance on the use of occupational therapy in managing Parkinson’s. Currently holding the motto ‘helping people to live, not exist’, the College are, as with many elements of service and care within the NHS, having to make a strong, evidence-based case for their work. This guidance, […]

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Next step in personalised medicine to revolutionise Parkinson’s care

23 October, 2018 | Posted in:

Ray Chaudhuri, Professor in movement disorders and neurology at King’s College Hospital (KCH), has produced his latest piece of research in Parkinson’s care and management – the development of a personalised medicines checklist. The Director of the National Parkinson’s Foundation Centre of Excellence at King’s Health Partners (comprising King’s College London and KCH) has been […]

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National audit of dementia care in general hospitals published

13 August, 2018 | Posted in:

A new National Audit of Dementia (care in general hospitals) (NAD) has been published. The audit examines aspects of care received by people with dementia in general hospitals in England and Wales. In addition, NAD provides national and local reports to support hospitals to identify areas for quality improvement and share good practice, helping to improve outcomes […]

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New Parkinson’s learning pathway for therapists launches

30 July, 2018 | Posted in: ,

The UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network has launched a new learning pathway, created in collaboration with the Parkinson’s Academy, to help occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and speech and language therapists easily find appropriate learning to improve their Parkinson’s-specific skills and care. When someone has Parkinson’s it affects every aspect of their therapist’s assessment and intervention. Understanding the specific challenges and […]

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Creative approaches to Quality Improvement

24 July, 2018 | Posted in:

Dr Richard Genever, on behalf of the UTI Quality Improvement Team: At Chesterfield Royal Hospital we have been working to improve the accuracy of diagnosis of urinary tract infection. Audits had shown that the majority of inpatients treated for UTI did not have symptoms to support that diagnosis. We recognised that there was a cultural […]

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‘Mental health matters too’ says the APPG for Parkinson’s

16 May, 2018 | Posted in: ,

People with Parkinson’s experience both physical and mental symptoms, with up to 40% of patients experiencing depression or anxiety says the report, hot off the press. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Parkinson’s have focussed their latest investigation on mental health and their newly published findings suggest that symptoms such as anxiety and depression […]

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