News Summary – 10 February 2013 Reply

  1. ‘Freezing inheritance tax thresholds will help fund social care for elderly’ – Govt announcement 11 Feb via @guardian
  2. Potential benefits of “well engaged patients” are akin to those from blockbuster drug, say experts – reported in BMJ(£)
  3. Integrating Self BP Monitoring Into Routine Management of Uncontrolled Hypertension: Translating Evidence to Practice
  4. Components of heart failure management in home care; a literature review
  5. Study: Variations in patterns of care activities for nursing home residents with heart failure
  6. Study: Uncertainty in illness among pts with chronic heart failure is less in person-centred care than in usual care
  7. RT @rjonesplymouth: Open & free webinar on some Ehealth research at Plymouth University Tues 12th Feb 12.30-1.30 Register now…
    Please RT
  8. ‘Jeremy Hunt: cut red tape to prevent another Stafford hospital scandal’ via @Telegraph
  9. Sunday Times (£) previews upcoming CQC report dues this week on failures in quality of home care from number of providers
  10. BBC News – Social care: Jeremy Hunt hails ‘fully-funded solution’ – but concerns expressed by several orgs
  11. James Cawley from Wilts Council talks about #telecare implementation for 3000 people (You Tube)
  12. Finnish Co-op involves range of health/social care providers for health/well-being records
  13. BBC News – ‘Long-term social care: Options for self-funders’
  14. ‘The Patient Engagement Pill: Lessons From Epilepsy’ – Health Affairs Blog and @patientslikeme
  15. @clarkmike I’m not remotely convinced, I’m afraid. @shirleyayres @richardatkf @444blackcat but what would I know, I’m just a drudge.
  16. @RichardatKF I think system needs to be fairer but need to drive improvement for those with and without houses @shirleyayres @clarkmike
  17. @shirleyayres Profts etc – Sunday Times (£) headline today ‘Home care chiefs cash in as elderly suffer’ – upcoming CQC report on poor care
  18. Negotiations in York on future of #telecare/equipment service – may become social enterprise
  19. @clarkmike interesting article. Will speak to the CCGs to see opportunities around telehealth too.
  20. @sarahferguson Lot of media coverage around #telehealth in North Yorks and York – interested to see what happens with CCGs
  21. @clarkmike We have a board paper this month follow patient survey. We are keen to proceed with telehealth – querying cost of Tunstall x
  22. ‘Higher cap on care costs is no help to majority, warns Labour’ via @guardian

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