Unmet need, unacceptable variation and often poor quality: Healthcare support to 400,000 older people in care homes needs significant improvement says new BGS inquiry


Posted on April 1st, by editor in CT Extra. No Comments

A new report by the British Geriatrics Society (BGS), Quest for Quality, highlighted the fact that many vulnerable older residents in care homes are frequently denied access to routine NHS healthcare because they live in care homes.

A new report by the British Geriatrics Society (BGS), Quest for Quality, highlighted the fact that many vulnerable older residents in care homes are frequently denied access to routine NHS healthcare because they live in care homes. The inquiry found many often cannot get access to GPs, therapy services, ‘out of hours’ services or specialist dementia services such as memory clinics.

 





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