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“It’s a maze the system, a terrible maze!”

Posted in Dementia Project News, and Social Care Reform

A new research article by Elizabeth Peel and Rosie Harding has been published ‘online first’ in Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice. ‘“It’s a huge maze, the system, it’s a terrible maze”: Dementia carers’ constructions of navigating health and social care services’ explores data from both the…

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Audit shows reduction in antipsychotic medication prescribed to people with dementia

Posted in Public Policy

This week saw the publication of results from the National Dementia & Antipsychotic Prescribing Audit 2012. The report, available in pdf format covers the period from 2006 to 2011. The report notes a decrease in the numbers and percentage of people with dementia in England receiving a prescription of antipsychotic…

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All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia Report on Early Diagnosis

Posted in Care Regulation, and Public Policy

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia today published their report ‘Unlocking Diagnosis: The key to improving the lives of people with dementia’. The APPG is a cross party group made up of MPs and Peers with an interest in dementia, and chaired by Baroness Sally Greengross. The APPG aims…

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Medicines Management a concern in Adult Social Care

Posted in Care Regulation

A new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), published today, highlights medicines management is the area of most concern in the adult social care sector, where over a quarter of providers inspected failed to meet Government standards as at 31 March 2012. The first CQC quarterly “Market Report” publishes…

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