The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) was established to improve social care services for adults and children in the United Kingdom. This report discusses nutrition and hydration from the perspective of social care with the emphasis on simple practice points which could be implemented to improve the nutrition of the frail elderly population.
The National Dementia Strategy for England (NDSE), the first of its kind in England, came to end in April this year.
This important report from The Kings Fund authored by David Oliver, Catherine Foot, and Richard Humphries describes some of the problems with systems of care for frailer older people and sets out a framework and tools to help local service leaders improve the care they provide for older people.
This NCEPOD report from 2010 presents a review of a sample of deaths following emergency and elective surgery in older people.
Safety of medicines in the care home was a cross-sector partnership project, funded by the Department of Health, which aimed to improve the medicines pathway for residents in care homes.
Improving medication safety for people in care homes: thoughts and experiences from carers and relatives
This report from the Health Foundation collects together the testimony given by family and carers of people living in a care home, specifically around issues of medication safety.