New NICE Guideline on social care support for older people with multiple long-term conditions

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Sarah Carr takes a look at a new NICE Guideline on person-centred, integrated social care support for older people with multiple long-term conditions.

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The impact of co-ordinated community-based care for older people

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Clarissa Giebel examines a US study on a community-based support for older people and finds that ‘the little things’ can mean a lot, particularly for prevention and quality of life.

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Inter-professional working between general practice and social care

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Tanya Moore discusses a small study on inter-professional working between social care and general practice and finds evidence of misunderstanding.

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What can local decision makers do to address unplanned admissions in the elderly?

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This report shares findings of a mixed methods case study, to explore best practice in reducing unplanned admissions in the elderly population.

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Patterns of care coordination in services for older people

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Mike Clark explores a study on patterns of local authority care coordination for older people and thinks about implications of findings for practice.

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Epidemiological tools help commissioners allocate resources more effectively, suggests research

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Caroline De Brun highlights the Psymaptic epidemiological prediction tool, which helps commissioners make evidence-based decisions about mental health service provision, specifically early intervention in psychosis.

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How can commissioners improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people?

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Alison Turner summarises the Department of Health’s Future in Mind report, which builds on the work of the Children & Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce and sets out a vision for increased coordination and collaboration to improve mental health and wellbeing in children and young people.

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Strong primary care can help improve efficiency, says WHO report

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In her blog, Caroline De Brún considers a recently published report by the World Health Organization, comparing strengths and issues faced by primary care health systems in Europe.

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'The terrible maze': Dementia carers' experiences of health and social care

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Social care super-blogger Ermintrude considers a study about dementia carers’ experience of the health and social care system and reflects on what it means for current dementia policy.

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New telehealth toolkit for commissioners to support technology enabled care services

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Alison Turner blogs about a new telehealth toolkit from the NHS Commissioning Assembly, which provides a range of resources including checklists, case studies and links to the evidence base.

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