Posts Tagged ‘older people’

Older people denied personalised, effective and responsive care due to poor integration

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has reviewed how well different health and care services work together to support the needs of older people in England. ...

Reform needed of care for frail old people

Globally governments are struggling to deliver high quality care to elderly people as the number of people over 80 is set to double by 2050, a report by OE...

“Age should not close the door to surgery”

Decisions on whether older people are put forward for surgery must not be based on out-dated assumptions of age and fitness, a report warns. The report by...

Wide variation in response to falls patients by ambulance service trusts

The ambulance service response to emergency calls for elderly falls patients varies widely across the UK, research reveals. Falls are the principal caus...

Commission on Improving Dignity in Care – proposals

The Commission on Improving Dignity in Care for Older People has made a series of recommendations in a bid to improve standards in care homes and hospitals...

Join up services to improve elderly care

Older people are being let down by fragmented care services, says an influential group of MPs. Joined up services are key to securing better outcomes fo...

Care of the elderly – the NHS can only do so much

Damning, harrowing, disgraceful, shameful, shocking, inhumane and callous. The headline writers had a field day this week following the report by the NHS o...

Advice for doctors on managing end-of-life care

Poor communication between doctors, and with patients and relatives, is compromising good end-of-life care according to the recently published National Enq...

Making equality a reality in mental health services

It was welcome news when health secretary Andy Burnham announced last week that the NHS, under the new Equality Bill, will have to comply with age discrimi...