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Diabetes Pathway

The diabetes pathway defines the core components of an optimal diabetes service for people with or at risk of developing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes that delivers the better value in terms of outcomes and cost.


People living with frailty

Thanks to funding from the Burdett Trust for Nursing, the QNI is delighted to open applications to develop a nurse-led project in the community focused on people living with frailty.


COPD Pathway

RightCare Pathways provide a national case for change and a set of resources to support Local Health Economies to concentrate their improvement efforts where there is greatest opportunity to address variation and improve population health.


NHS England resources on social prescribing


BBC report 28 Jan on more social prescribers to ease pressure on GPs


Helping to prevent pressure ulcers: quick guide for registered managers of care homes (from SCIE and NICE)

Explains how to identify those at risk of developing pressure ulcers and what health and social care practitioners can do to reduce the risk.

Staying out of hospital videos from SCIE
For health and social care professionals, commissioners and managers.

Physical activity, a key component in reducing the risk of dementia: ‘What’s good for the heart is good for the brain’!
Authors: Sue Dewhirst, Carly Tutty-Johnson, Joanna Foster-Stead, Nick Clarke, Luke Guinness; Public Health England.
Freely available through the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) website: https://agile.csp.org.uk/sites/default/files/journal/2018-11/Agile%20Autumn_Winter%202018.pdf

Care and support planning for cardiac conditions (the House of Care)
British Heart Foundation video: https://youtu.be/ZCwX8axRkg4

HEE ‘Managing Success in Dementia’ resource
A comprehensive, free, on-line resource designed to support managers, training leads and others responsible for dementia training in health, social care and housing to consider the methods and resources they can use to train staff to achieve the learning outcomes at Tier 2 of the Dementia Training Standards Framework (core skills and knowledge for people who regularly work directly with people living with dementia).

What Works in Dementia training and education study
The outputs from the study are available on the study web-site and include links to journal papers stemming from the review of literature and a free-to-use dementia training quality audit tool.

Dementia Emergency App
Provides simple guidance on how to respond to a range of dementia emergency scenarios and is useful for emergency service personnel, family carers and others. The development has been funded by Skills for Care’s Workforce Development Innovation fund. The app is free to download from the Apple and Android app stores.

Hearing the voice of people affected by dementia in research
A journal, co-edited by Alzheimer’s Society, has been published which includes 11 open access articles co-authored by researchers and people affected by dementia. This issue highlights just a few of the many different ways the voice of people with dementia can be heard through research.

An Unforgettable Guide to Staying Out of Hospital When You Have Dementia
Aimed at carers to understand common causes of hospital admissions, why each circumstance occurs, and practical steps to maintain the wellbeing of the person with dementia.

AHSN recent webinars by Lex Moon, Clinical Services Pharmacist, OHFT.
Older Adults - Safe and Effective Prescribing in Depression and psychosis: Recording  https://vimeo.com/343228748 , password Dementia359.

Resources from YoungDementia UK
New short film titled Living a new life, features Des O'Sullivan who describes himself as 'living a new life' with young onset dementia…amongst other things volunteering at the Oxford Food Bank. Please share with others including training sessions and dementia events: 


Talking Sense: Living with sensory changes and dementia
Agnes Houston MBE was diagnosed with young onset dementia in 2006. She undertook a decade of research into the subject which has culminated in her book. Download a free copy here:  https://www.hammond.com.au/images/Talking-sense.pdf

The Young Dementia Network has created a Personal checklist, a downloadable resource for anyone who has concerns about signs and symptoms of young onset dementia. It is not a diagnostic tool but individuals can use it to record symptoms that they, or a family member or friend, may be experiencing and then use it to aid a discussion with their GP.

The Lived Experience of Dementia App
… by Alzheimer’s Research UK and Bournemouth University, uses virtual reality to help healthcare professionals improve their understanding of the symptoms and challenges of dementia, and to help them develop enhanced relationships with people with the condition. Order the training pack, containing the workbook and virtual reality headset:

Art in an Envelope
Aimed at individuals living with dementia, their families and carers, Art in an Envelope supplies creative activity packs to households where people are living with dementia. Each pack contains all of the materials and resources needed for the carer to confidently deliver and participate in creative activity with their loved one. To know more or register for the free pilot scheme, email outreach@acearts.co.uk
More info on the Age of Creativity site: http://www.ageofcreativity.co.uk/items/view/2156  

Exploring the use of drama and theatre and dementia
A research project led by Alison Ward at the University of Northampton aims to explore the way drama and theatre is being used to explore issues of dementia, whether working directly with people living with a diagnosis, their family or health and social care professionals, or by raising awareness of dementia. A short online questionnaire has been developed to start to capture some information about the different types of organisations, groups or individuals who are working in this area and who they are working with.
To find out more or take part, go to https://tinyurl.com/dementiaanddrama
or contact Alison on Alison.ward@northampton.ac.uk

National Audit of Dementia fourth round report published 11 July 2019
…based on data received from 195 acute general hospitals in England and Wales.
Improvements since the Round 3 audit report in 2017 include:
• 96% hospitals signed up to John’s Campaign, for people with dementia to be supported by family carers when in hospital.
• Only 10% staff said that they had not received dementia training at the hospital, compared with 17% in Round 3.
• 51% carers said that staff were well informed and understood the needs of people with dementia (up from 47%).
• 66% staff felt encouraged to accommodate individual needs of people with dementia (up from 61%).
Full report, local reports and map of hospital scores can be found at 


Courses at OxCERPC, Oxford
All details available via https://www.sobelleducation.org.uk
Communication skills training:
Sage & Thyme £35 pp (for health & social care staff in Oxfordshire): 16 Sept.
Intermediate Communication Skills £75pp: 19 Sept; 18 Oct.
Enhanced Communication Skills - book before July 31 for early bird rate £500pp.
26-27 Sept; 24-25 Oct; and 12-13 Dec 2019; 27-28 Feb 2020.

Other OxCERPC study days:
Psychiatry Updates in Advanced Cancer and Life-limiting Illness:  20 Sept.
Renal Palliative Care Masterclass:  1 Nov.  

New MSc in Person Centred Health and Social Care
Pioneering course starting September 2019 at UWL

New MSc in Person Centred Health and Social Care
Pioneering course starting September 2019 at UWL

Dementia Meeting Centres Project
The University of Worcester, are running ‘Pioneer’ Workshops across the UK during 2019 to help people think about and plan how a Meeting Centre might work in their community. 
Further details and other UK dates:
If you can host a Workshop, contact meetingcentres@worc.ac.uk .

14th UK Dementia Congress
5th - 7th November 2019, Doncaster Racecourse
Call for presentations deadline 28th April 2019
For programme information and call for papers: theresa@hawkerpublications.com
For booking information:  events@hawkerpublications.com

On-line Course - Dementia and the Arts:
Sharing Practice, Developing Understanding and Enhancing Lives
4 week course. No charge (can upgrade for CPD points).