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A scheme to train a million “dementia friends” to learn how to spot signs of the disease and support sufferers is being launched today.
Providing services to meet need rather than by specialty could mean patients receive better services and would be a more efficient use of NHS resources
Care home staff must be more aware of the risk of older patients tripping after getting their feet caught on table legs or chairs, according to Canadian researchers.
Demanding that a nurse makes a permanent move from their chosen field to plug staffing gaps compromises professional practice and patient safety, says Tina Donnelly
Working undercover on the frontline has revealed “the extent of the challenges” facing staff in the care home sector, according to a manager whose experiences are due to be broadcast tonight.
Training care home staff to properly help dementia sufferers could reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs by up to 50%, research suggests.
‘More than a million cancer carers may be missing out on vital support,’ the Daily Mirror and other newspapers have reported.
Nurses are being asked for ideas on how to improve patient care and working conditions in care homes, as part of a new programme of work by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement.
A pressure ulcer prevention programme specifically for nursing homes has been successfully developed for the first time.
An arm of a registered charity which supports a range services to improve the quality of life of disabled people, their families and carers, are to host study days around continence.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute is seeking the views of patients, carers and family members about the nursing care they have experienced in their own homes.
GPs will be given an information pack to help them identify and provide more support to the six million carers in the UK.
The government has said it is monitoring the situation at Southern Cross Healthcare.
Seeing the process of dying as a drama can help nurses to support family members caring for patients dying at home
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Southern Cross’ largest landlord has announced plans to run 249 of the care homes operated by the collapsed provider.
Care home nurses in Derbyshire are to receive specialist training in helping older patients in care homes with feeding or swallowing difficulties.
An independent care home provider has appointed an Admiral Nurse to help support its dementia patients.
Council spending cuts are predicted to result in the loss of 81,000 care-home beds across the UK over the next 10 years, intensifying NHS bed-blocking problems, Bupa has warned.
Personal budgets briefing: learning from the experiences of people with mental health problems and their carers
This briefing from the Social Care Institute for Excellence is a summary of people’s experiences of using self-directed support and personal budgets. It focuses on people with mental health problems and their carers