Tag Archives: Older People’s Wards

Shortages of Senior Nurses in the NHS? (BBC News / RCN)

Summary The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has published a report indicating there has been a reduction of 3,994 full-time equivalent nursing staff working in senior positions since April 2010. Nursing staff employed at this level – i.e. band seven … Continue reading

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Breaking the Cycle of Discontent: How Family Carers of People with Dementia Become Dissatisfied with General Hospital Care (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary Family carers deserve to be engaged by hospital staff, so that they are able to give and receive information about a relative with dementia. They should be offered suitable opportunities to participate and have their say in hospital care. … Continue reading

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Care of Older People with Cognitive Impairment in General Hospitals (NIHR SDO)

Summary Mental health problems amongst the elderly in acute hospitals include dementia (31% of all older people in hospitals) and delirium (estimated in this report as 20% of all older people in hospitals). Outcomes for patients in hospitals with these … Continue reading

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Safe Staffing on Older People’s Wards (RCN)

Summary This Royal College of Nursing (RCN) toolkit helps assess nursing staffing levels on older people’s wards, and on wards where the majority of patients are elderly people. The aim is to support reviews of staffing on hospital wards and … Continue reading

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Safe Staffing for Older People (RCN)

Summary This document from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) looked at hospital care for older people and presents findings from the RCN’s report on safe staffing for older people’s wards. This publication set out recommendations to address issues including … Continue reading

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