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Improving knowledge of dementia care is key to improving quality of life

The process of continuing healthcare within the NHS can be a lengthy process which most families who are supporting a loved one with dementia do not completely understand.

The CHC is a ‘package of care provided by the NHS for adults with long-term health’ needs such as dementia, but not everyone suffering from these complex illnesses are eligible for care on the NHS.

Dementia UK are asking for an improved and revised CHC system which allows families to spend more time with their loved one than in the process.

“Dementia may be a hidden condition, but it is up to assessors to see the humanity behind every decision they are making- the human cost is immeasurable if they do otherwise” says Dr Hilda Hayo, CEO Dementia UK.

You can read the full article here: The human cost of NHS: Continuing healthcare for families with dementia by Dr Hilda Hayo, CEO and Chief Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK. 

NHE Sept/Oct 21

NHE Sept/Oct 21

Improving care for long-term conditions

Join us in our September/October edition of National Health Executive, as we explore a range of topics impacting and improving the care that we can deliver to patients, the facilities within which we deliver them, and the opportunities in the digital space to accent and evolve our care capabilities


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NHE365 Virtual Festival: Digital Healthcare

The integration of new technology, such as using virtual outpatient appointments instead of face-to-face reviews of patients in the hospital. Adapting the ways in which our NHS workers serve people has been critical in continuing to provide high-quality treatment, a positive patient experience and preventing Covid-19 transmission during the pandemic. Our healthcare sector has the potential to transform the way we continue to provide essential services while also improving patient care. But how easy is the integration of these innovations into routine NHS practice?

On the 28th of October, at the NHE365 Virtual Hospitals & Technology Enabled Care online event, we will be discussing patient flow and experience, reducing waiting times, reducing the patient backlog and increasing technology adoption. Will you be attending? 

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On Episode 14 of NHE's Finger on the Pulse podcast, we're joined by Professor Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology
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