This Quality Improvement Report carried out an audit on the use of the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST). It found that patients did not consistently have a MUST score documented, the scores were calculated incorrectly and that high MUST scores were not being acted on appropriately.
Good Practice Case Study. Angus’ multidisciplinary medication review service for older people - NHS Tayside
This case study illustrates an example of innovative practice to improve medication safety in older people. The team from Tayside in Scotland introduced a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to medication review, which led to a reduction in polypharmacy, improved patient understanding of treatment, and prescribing cost savings.
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 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.