‘My Discharge’ was launched at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust in April 2013. Part of the Health Foundation’s 2012 Shine programme, the project aims to improve patient and carer experiences by ensuring that people with dementia stay in hospital for less time than those who do not have the condition.
This is a consensus document produced by expert members of a Working Party established by the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI).
Peri-operative care of elderly patients – an urgent need for change. A consensus statement to provide guidance for specialist and non-specialist anaesthetists
The Age Anaesthesia Association is a group of multi-professional clinicians whose aim is to promote evidence based high quality perioperative care of elderly surgical patients. This consensus statement provides practical suggestions and recommendations to improve care for older people undergoing surgery, for example with perioperative dynamic testing in multiple domains
REFINE (REducing Falls in In-patieNt Elderly) using bed and bedside chair pressure sensors linked to radio-pagers in acute hospital care: a randomised controlled trial
This paper describes a randomized controlled trial of bed and bedside chair pressure sensors using radio-pagers (intervention group) compared to standard care (control group) in elderly patents admitted to acute, general medical wards in a large UK teaching hospital.
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.
This report produced by The Royal College of Surgeons of England and Department of Health describes the key issues and standards related to the higher risk general surgery of the frail older patient.