This blog covers the latest UK health care news, publications, policy announcements, events and information focused on the NHS, as well as the latest media stories and local news coverage of the NHS Trusts in Northamptonshire.
National audit of dementia care in general hospitals 2012-13This second report of the National Audit of Dementia has identified continuing problems in the quality of care received by people with dementia in hospitals in England and Wales. It shows that less than half of hospital executive boards are routinely involved in reviewing hospital performance data on quality of care received by people with dementia, and two in five hospitals do not provide dementia awareness training to new staff. Problems with the quality of information and communication are also an issue. It also shows that several aspects of care have improved since the first report in 2011.
Calls to mental health helpline rise by 50%The number of calls to mental health charity Mind’s helpline has increased by 50 per cent in the past year with many callers now presenting “acute and complex” problems stemming from severe financial worries. The Independent