Doctors’ Online Resource: Better Care for Older People (General Medical Council)

Summary

A new online resource, developed by the General Medical Council (GMC) working with the British Geriatrics Society and Age UK, has been designed to support doctors with day-to-day care of older patients. It provides several video interviews plus practical advice on how to meet the clinical, emotional and psychological needs of older patients. Advice is based on GMC guidance, case studies, scenarios, influential articles and proven tips for doctors.

“Over 65s make up over two-thirds of NHS patients in the UK and there are now more people living with complex, and multiple, long-term conditions than ever”.

The main section headings in this resource comprise:

  1. Introduction.
  2. Equal access to care.
  3. Providing good care.
  4. Working in partnership.
  5. Signposting.

Full Text Link

Reference

Better care for older people. London [Online]: General Medical Council, July 2014.

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