Posts Tagged ‘Geriatrics’

Ageing population with care needs set to grow by 25% within a decade

The number of people aged over 65 years needing care could reach 2.8 million by 2025 in England and Wales, according to a study. This represents an incr...

Geriatrics: new e-learning tool from RCP on falls management in hospital

A new e-learning tool aimed at improving the care patients receive after they fall has been launched. ‘CareFall’ is a new interactive inpatient e-le...

Key reaction to the Future Hospital Programme

The Royal College of Physicians has partnered with four NHS trusts to improve the care of older people. Here's all the key reaction to its Future Hospital ...

Hospital pilot sites will improve care of elderly

Four NHS trusts have partnered with the Royal College of Physicians with the aim of improving the care of frail older patients. It's part of the RCP’s F...

Juniors have inadequate training in geriatrics

Doctors are qualifying to practise medicine without the skills or training to give frail elderly patients the respect and treatment they deserve, a study c...

Geriatrics: Care improving for hip fracture patients, report shows

Care for patients with hip fracture is improving with more patients are receiving surgery within 48 hours of admission than in 2012 and almost all patients...

Commissioning for excellence in care homes – a guide

The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) has published a guide for health service commissioners and planners which sets out what local services should be in pl...

Alarming to see such poor quality of care on TV

A recent documentary by Panorama - Elderly Care: Condition Critical? - investigated death rates and mistreatment in Britain's care system. Here's a respon...

Action needed to reduce hospital falls: “one size fits all” won’t work

NICE is calling on the NHS to reduce the number of older patients who are falling over in hospitals. Doctors and nurses should identify the individual ris...

Geriatrics: Pain in older people is under-recognised and under-treated

Pain in older people is under-recognised and under-treated according to the authors of a new guideline on the management of pain in older people by the Bri...

Getting the medical care of frail older inpatients right

In his long-awaited report, Robert Francis QC acknowledged that much of the poor care and neglect described concerned older patients, stating: “The multi...