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National service framework (NSF) for older people in Wales

Author:
WALES. Welsh Assembly Government
Publisher:
Wales. Welsh Assembly Government
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
3p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff

This joint Welsh Health and National Assembly for Wales circular accompanies the publication of the NSF for Older People in Wales. The NSF sets national standards for the health and social care of older people in Wales, and includes a 3 stage implementation programme.. Implementation will be the joint responsibility of, and will require co-operation between, NHS Trusts, Local Health Boards and Local Authorities, in partnership with other relevant stakeholders.

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A pilot falls prevention programme for community dwelling older people

Author:
CHADDERTON Hugh
Publisher:
British Geriatrics Society
Publication year:
2006
Place of publication:
London

This paper is a short report of a pilot falls prevention programme that took place in an NHS Trust in Wales in 2005-06. The paper includes the epidemiology of falls, the health and social policy framework in Wales, the questions, governance and funding, the setting, patients and methods, a discussion of the findings, and a final summary.

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The health and well-being of older people in Scotland: insights from national data - executive summary

Authors:
WOOD Rachel, BAIN Marion
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive. NHS Scotland
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
5p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This report presents information on the health and well-being of the older population of Scotland.

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Nursing blueprint for elderly care

Authors:
DAVIES Carol, JHEETA Kuljit
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 1.3.01, 2001, pp.24-26.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

The National Service Framework for Older People will be out soon. The author asks whether it will it revolutionise health care for a generation and talks to experts about their hopes for the NSF in key areas.

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Ready to go home: rehabilitation re-discovered

Authors:
MILLARD Peter H., SHARMAN Julie
Publisher:
Age Concern
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
32p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Argues that the missing link, the solution to the repeated hospital bed crises, and to the waiting list dilemma is rehabilitation. It is known from clinical experience why rehabilitation works. It would also be appropriate to the dignity of older people. Rehabilitation programmes would start in the hospital and be completed in the community only when the person's full potential had been reached.

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Old age tensions

Author:
DICKSON Niall
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 27.4.94, 1994, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

Analyses the arguments about whether older people are discriminated against in the NHS.

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Health information services for senior citizens

Author:
HINKLEY Philipa
Publisher:
Policy Studies Institute
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
40p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London
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The denial of NHS continuing healthcare in Northern Ireland

Authors:
CROSS Judith, KEARNS Brenda
Publisher:
Age NI
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
70
Place of publication:
Belfast

This is a report of an investigation undertaken by Age NI to examine the provision of NHS Continuing Healthcare to older people in Northern Ireland. The report examines the principles that underpin the NHS, outlines the role of NHS Continuing Healthcare and discusses the contribution of the Health and Social Care Trust towards nursing care. It also discusses the demographic and public policy agenda in Northern Ireland. Finally, it details the actions that Age NI undertook to investigate the provision of NHS Continuing Healthcare in Northern Ireland and sets out a series of recommendations to clarify and ensure a consistent approach to NHS Continuing Healthcare across Northern Ireland. The report finds that while there is provision for NHS Continuing Healthcare in Northern Ireland its impact is modest as assessment for eligibility does not appear to be consistent across the HSC Trusts. The report calls for government guidance and for a formal investigation into the provision NHS Continuing Healthcare. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Providing high-quality end-of-life care universally

Authors:
HENRY Claire, HAYES Anita
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 109(33/34), 2013, pp.16-18.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

The National End of Life Care Programme was launched in November 2004, and has been instrumental in delivering the Department of Health's (2008) End-of-Life Care Strategy and the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence's (2011) Quality Standard for End of Life Care for Adults. End-of-life care now sits within the NHS Improving Quality. The authors discuss an overview of the programme's successes, challenges and priorities for the future. (Publisher abstract)

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‘To regulate and confirm inequality’? A regional history of geriatric hospitals under the English National Health Service, c.1948–c.1975

Author:
GORSKY Martin
Journal article citation:
Ageing and Society, 33(4), 2013, pp.598-625.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

The post-war history of hospital care for older people in Britain in the first phase of its National Health Service (NHS) emphasises a detrimental Poor Law legacy. This article presents a regional study, based on the South West of England, of the processes by which Victorian workhouses became the basis of geriatric hospital provision under the NHS. Its premise is that legislative and medical developments provided opportunities for local actors to discard the ‘legacy’, and their limited success in doing so requires explanation. Theoretical perspectives from the literature are introduced including political economy approaches; historical sociology of the medical profession; and path dependence. Analysis of resource allocation decisions shows a persistent tendency to disadvantage these institutions by comparison with acute care hospitals and services for mothers and children, although new ideas about geriatric medicine had some impact locally. Quantitative and qualitative data are used to examine policies towards organisation, staffing and infrastructural improvements, suggesting early momentum was not maintained. Explanations lie partly with national financial constraints and partly with the regional administrative arrangements following the NHS settlement which perpetuated existing divisions between agencies. (Publisher abstract)

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