Welcome to this website devoted to clinical excellence!
Welcome to this website which is about various facets of clinical excellence, ranging from issues that affect patient safety to matters which impact on staff wellbeing. This website has been put together by Dr Narinder Kapur, consultant neuropsychologist and visiting Professor of Neuropsychology at University College London. Dr Kapur is Past-President of the British Neuropsychological Society and holds a Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed on him by his professional body, the British Psychological Society. Dr Kapur wrote an award-winning article on clinical excellence in 2009 while he was Head of the Neuropsychology Department
at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.
Click on any of the buttons below to find out more about particular aspects of clinical excellence.
London Memory Clinic
A clinical neuropsychology service offering diagnostic assessment and cognitive rehabilitation for neurological or neuropsychiatric patients, and also medicolegal assessments for cases of traumatic brain injury or clinical negligence.
Tips for neuropsychological diagnosis, in the form of key clinical features, key test findings and advice on management. The SmartPapers are in the form of A4 lined paper, with clinical tips in the margins. Available free to download.
Psychological mentorship and support for doctors, and in particular with those who may have suffered a neurological condition. This builds on the book written by Dr Kapur on a related topic is detailed – Injured Brains of Medical Minds: Views from Within. The book has articles written by doctors who suffered from a brain illness or brain injury and wrote about their ordeal.
Dr Kapur provides supervision and peer-support for complex diagnostic cases, and for those where memory rehabilitation / assistive technology may be the focus of management. Press this link to see a sample workshop offered by Dr Kapur.
A number of resources dealing with a range of issues related to promoting a better culture in the NHS, both for patient safety and for staff wellbeing. Topics include stories of victimised NHS staff, including whistleblowers; professionalism in healthcare; and patient safety.
Assistive technology is increasingly being used to help in the rehabilitation of neurological and neuropsychiatric patients. This is a resource which lists various types of cognitive assistive technology items, and related support materials. Dr Kapur set up the first Memory Aids Clinic in the country while working in Cambridge, a clinic which won an award, and he co-supervised the first Memory Aids Clinic trial in the world at St Thomas’ Hospital.
Click here to buy Patient Feedback Cards for use in healthcare settings. These cards have been specially designed so that they are user-friendly, especially for the elderly and for those for whom English is not the first language. They may also be attractive for those who prefer paper-and-pencil formats rather than those based on technology, such as online feedback schemes.
Cambridge Memory Manual
The Cambridge Memory Manual, tips to improve everyday memory, was first written by Dr Kapur around 30 years ago, and its latest edition is now available for purchase in a number of languages – English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic.
Cambridge Wellbeing Manual
In the eyes of many people, ‘happiness’ is feeling good about our lives and being successful in achieving those things that are dear to us. There are many things which affect your life that may be outside your control, but if you think in the right way and do the right things, you are more likely to be happy and to succeed. You are also more likely to be able to help others be happy and successful.