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Acknowledging the power that music has to play in supporting those living with dementia, as seen recently on BBC Dementia Choir

20
May
2019

Applications of digital reminiscence therapy in inpatient mental health nursing for patients with (and without) dementia.

08
May
2019

AUTHORS - Timothy John Whittard (DipHE, Mental Health Nursing, RNMH) and David Anderson (BSc (Hons), Physiotherapy, MCSP).

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Great News NHS Lothian!

19
Nov
2018

We are pleased to hear about the fantastic work that you have been doing with RITA

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North Cumbria Hospitals reduce falls by 76.9%

31
Oct
2018

Who Cares about Falls?   RITA Does!

A harmed fall can cost the Trust upwards of £70K. However, I am strongly of the view that any fall causes harm! So, this was one of the many areas where we decided to place significant focus and how we can improve the patient experience for the elderly and particularly those living with dementia and reduce the risk to meet with our over-riding strategic aim of high quality, safe and effective service for our patients.

Having conducted a great deal of research into many different alternatives, we decided to try ‘RITA’.   This has been our additional resource and it has been powerful in stimulating the elderly patients on Elm C Ward. We noticed the falls rate on our other ward, Willow A had increased and as Falls Prevention Lead, quickly realised this was something we needed to address. We brought ‘RITA’ onto Willow A Ward, the change was significant.

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Building on Success: The Distraction Therapy – Library Service at Walsall The Manor Hospital

17
Sep
2018

The Distraction Therapy Collection is a range of specialist equipment, including touch screen monitors and tablet computers provided by My Improvement Network. Healthcare professionals at Walsall use the equipment at point of care to distract and stimulate patients with dementia. In a successful collaboration between the Older Adults Mental Health Team, Dementia Support Team and Library and Knowledge Services, a unique online tracking system for the collection was created and is now managed by the library specialists.

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The Sally Hernando Awards for Innovation in NHS Library & Knowledge Services 2018

09
Aug
2018

Charing Cross Hospital - Using RITA to help with Delirium

18
Jul
2018

Having the opportunity to develop a clinically led piece of software that has emanated from co-designing with front line Clinicians from Imperial College Healthcare London, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough City Hospital, Bradford Teaching Hospital and Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS, North Yorkshire has been a unique privilege.

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NHS Turns 70!

05
Jul
2018

Everyone is celebrating the NHS turning 70!

Our trainer, Simon Bower, visited Trafford General Hospital, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust on Thursday 5th July, to join in with the celebrations.

Whilst Simon was there, NHS nursing staff dressed up in old uniforms from the past 70 years. This picture shows how much the uniforms have changed over the past 7 decades.

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Have you visited the Better Care Fund

02
Jul
2018

The Better Care Fund (BCF) is a programme spanning both the NHS and local government which seeks to join-up health and care services, so that people can manage their own health and wellbeing, and live independently in their communities for as long as possible.

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Overview of our Prevention of Delirium/Falls and Dementia Study Day at West Suffolk Hospital

25
Jun
2018

Dr Stephen Dunn, Chief Executive, introduced the day, making a particularly strong point about the importance of getting to know the person, especially with the ageing population increasing, and so too the demands on the NHS. He talked about the importance of recognising delirium and the importance of continual education and further understanding on this subject, both trust-wide and nationwide.

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