How can behavioural insights make care more person-centred?

Source: NHE Sep/Oct 16 Michael Hallsworth and Hannah Burd of the Behavioural Insights Team explain how two new guides aim to deliver more effective person-centred care. The key to delivering person-centred care is to start simple. Toby* was struggling to manage his latest episode of bipolar disorder and wanted to take greater control of his [...]

Short home care visits ‘plague system’

Source: BBC Source: Thinkstock Unacceptably short 15-minute home care visits to elderly and disabled people are still plaguing the care system in England, a report suggests. Research by Unison found "distressing" cases of care being compromised after surveying councils and care workers. Councils are not meant to schedule 15-minute visits for personal care, like help [...]

Dementia: ‘Shocking’ variation of hospital care in England revealed by Alzheimer’s Society

Source: Independent Source: Independent Dementia patients experience a ‘shocking’ variation in the quality of hospital care they receive across England, with some suffering malnourishment and falls, a charity has warned. As many as 92 per cent of dementia patients found hospitals frightening, according to new figures released by The Alzheimer’s Society to coincide with [...]