Brunelcare champions new Minimum Data Set software


Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Bristol-based charity Brunelcare has been promoting the advantages of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment and care planning system to some of Britain’s leading healthcare professionals. Brunelcare’s services development manager Nigel Holmes said MDS was a system which standardises and logs all the medical, behavioural, physical, dietary and social information about each person in a residential or nursing home. “The result is a standardised, comprehensive assessment which helps to generate a detailed, individual care plan,” Mr Holmes said. Brunelcare’s Deerhurst nursing home is one of two places in Britain which is pioneering the MDS system. It is widely used in the United States. In the past 12 months dozens of industry leaders, including NHS managers and government officials, have visited Brunelcare’s Bristol headquarters and its city nursing home. Mr Holmes has also given presentations about MDS to two DTI conferences attended by close to 200 senior health care officials, managers, medical professionals a





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