Older people

Care home pharmacists to help cut overmedication and unnecessary hospital stays for frail older patients

NHS England has today announced plans to recruit and deploy hundreds of pharmacists into care homes to help reduce overmedication and cut unnecessary hospital stays. Around 180,000 people living in nursing or residential homes will have their prescriptions and medicines reviewed by the new pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Elderly care home residents often have one […]

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The NHS Benchmarking Network is organising the 2016 National Audit for Intermediate Care

This is an annual data collection, now in its fifth year.  The purpose of the audit is to improve intermediate care services for older people by providing benchmarked information on service models, spend, activity, workforce and, importantly, outcomes.  It has been highly successful in previous years and CCGs and providers of intermediate care services are […]

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Health service embracing innovation as NHS England announces major trials to improve patient care

Older patients and people with long term conditions and mental health problems will be among the first to benefit from a major new drive to modernise how the NHS delivers care. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos today (Friday 22), NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens will launch the first wave of NHS […]

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