RQIA conducted unannounced inspections at Northern Ireland's 11 acute hospitals, speaking to over 350 patients and their relatives, observing practice and reviewing patients' notes. This review makes 14 regional recommendations across the areas to improve the quality of care for older people in Northern Ireland's hospitals.
This report focuses on work to identify frailty in 4 locations in Scotland. The purpose is to describe what is happening in each location, reflect on the factors that have helped make their approaches successful, identify any obstacles the teams encountered and draw out key principles.
Our fragmented health and care system is not meeting the needs of older people, who are most likely to suffer problems with co-ordination of care and delays in transitions between services. This report from the King’s Fund sets out a framework and tools to help local service leaders improve the care they provide for older people across nine key components.
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 report from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) outlines summary guidance and recommendations for safe nursing staffing in terms of skills mix and overall levels on inpatient wards for older people.