Dept of Health Stroke Strategy 2007

This national strategy is intended to provide a quality framework to secure improvements to stroke services, to provide guidance and support to commissioners and strategic health authorities and social care, and inform the expectations of patients and their families by providing a guide to high quality health/social care services. The Strategy and related documents can…

Scottish Stroke Care Audit 2009

There is strong evidence that well organised stroke care improves the outcome of patients having a stroke. In Scotland, the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) and NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHSQIS) have developed guidelines and standards aimed at delivering that care. New NHSQIS standards based on the new SIGN Guidelines have been published in 2009.…

Active Ageing Resources – DWP & BHFNCPAH

An invitation to participate in a programme of celebratory events and festivals highlighting the importance of Active Ageing and physical activity for older people. From July 2010 the BHF National Centre is leading a programme of Active Ageing events with the purpose of: * Providing a national and local profile to celebrate and promote the…

BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health – Older People

BHFNC is committed to developing and promoting initiatives that will help professionals stimulate more people to take more activity as part of everyday life. BHFNC Aims: * Translate research evidence into practice for the promotion of physical activity for the primary and secondary prevention of diseases, particularly coronary heart disease; * maintain a national focus…

Activity Provision: benchmarking good practice in care homes

This publication has been produced by the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) and NAPA, the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People working in partnership. Evidence shows that providing a range of activities within care homes can improve residents’ quality of life. However, the provision of meaningful activity appropriate to an individuals’ interests…