A fundamental shift is urgently needed in the delivery of health and care to meet the challenges of a rapidly ageing society, say the authors of a new report from The King’s Fund.... > Read More
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NHS England’s chief executive Sir David Nicholson has spoken of his ‘bitter regrets’ over failing to meet the families of patients who died in Mid-Staffordshire.... > Read More
A US care coordination programme for patients with Alzheimer's and their carers has resulted in improvements in psychosocial function in patients with dementia. The programme, a partnership between community and health organisations, also showed positive results for carers. The work, published in the journal Alzheimer's Research and Therapy, shows that non-pharmacological programmes and interventions can play a role in improving care for people with dementia and their carers.... > Read More
An advanced wound care dressing that uses a natural resource in its ability to absorb and retain moisture as well as to provide antimicrobial properties, offers a new multi-functional, biointeractive protease modulator to the wound dressing arena. Several factors indicate the need for such a dressing, namely: an ageing population inevitably increases the prevalence of wounds managed across acute and community settings, the prevention and management of infection remains a priority and the use of natural resources is becoming more important. This article considers the literature supporting this product and, using care study examples, demonstrates its potential impact on patient outcomes.> Read More
Although many people say they would like to die at home, only 20% actually do, with the majority dying in hospitals, hospices and care homes. As a student nurse, Ilhan Wardhere found reflection helpful in working through clinical challenges. Here she shares her experiences of dealing with end of life care in the community.> Read More
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