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BACKGROUND Older people in nursing and residential homes often have complex disabilities and behavioural disturbances. Recent publicity has highlighted the dangers of medication in this group, and controls over prescribing have been suggested. AIMS To investigate the effect of a review of medication by a pharmacist. METHOD An 8-month prospective trial(More)
In 2008, the Department of Health made a referral to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and the Social Care Institute for Excellence to develop joint public health guidance on improving the physical and emotional health and well-being of children and young people looked after by the local authority/state. To help inform the(More)
When a child paints, when a child draws and when a child pastes they participate in Piagetian concrete activity. The activities are concrete because they are the combination of mental processing and physical activities. On the computer the situation is similar. The extent to which painting, drawing and pasting are concrete activities is reflected in the way(More)
Specifications, that is to say formal specifications in a computing context, should be correct, concise and complete and intelligible to their intended audience. We consider the changes in our own thinking about notation and styles of writing specifications and our success (or lack of it) over the years in teaching the ideas behind specifications. In(More)
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