Study will gauge provision in nursing and residential homes

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A major national study of NHS services for older people in nursing and residential homes is being carried out by the National Primary Care Research & Development Centre (NPCRDC). Close to a thousand nursing and residential homes in England will be asked to provide details of their arrangements for accessing primary, community and specialist health services for older people. NPCRDC research associate Dr Sally Jacobs said the study would provide a much-needed national picture of health care provision for older people in residential care. “It comes at a time when there is growing concern that this group could be losing out on vital health care services,” Dr Jacobs said. “This study will be the first to comprehensively review the arrangements for access to a wide range of NHS services for older people in nursing and residential homes.” The study team will examine: #General medical and nursing services #Specialist services such as palliative care nursing and geriatric medicine #Pharmaceutical, and #Rehabilitation

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