Patients with dementia in acute hospitals experience poorer outcomes for all types of admission, stay longer in hospital, and are more likely to be discharged to a care home rather than to their own home.
This improvement report documents the development of a medication review tool, based on the evidence based “STOPP” (screening tool of older persons’ potentially inappropriate prescriptions) for routine use with elderly patiens across all sections of care.
This improvement report discusses work undertaken at Medway NHS Foundation Trust to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers. The team involved designed a comprehensive database and investigated all acquired pressure ulcers through root cause analysis before creating an action plan.
This improvement report summarises a programme to proactively manage the care of older people undergoing surgery (POPS) at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. The work has since been published as a guide by the British Geriatrics Society.
Proactive care of older people undergoing surgery (‘POPS’): Designing, embedding, evaluating and funding a comprehensive geriatric assessment service for older elective surgical patients
This improvement report looks at the work of POPS (Proactive care of the Older Patient undergoing Surgery), a specialist multidisciplinary team based at Guys and St Thomas hospitals.
This Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust project aimed to improve staff perception of patient safety, help service users to feel safe on the ward and improve medication safety.