Care home news
A single health professional should be appointed to co-ordinate discharging each patient from hospital, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Fewer frontline NHS staff have had their influenza vaccine so far this winter compared to the same period in the past two years, sparking warnings that more workers must get the jab to protect themselves and their patients.
Care homes in the UK are 15 years behind those in Canada and the US in adopting technology that can help free up nursing time and improve care, according to a leading technology provider.
Increasing pressures are forcing residential care homes to shut their doors, potentially leaving health service hospitals to care for older people, claims a report from a think-tank.
Older people in care homes with dementia, diabetes and kidney problems are at most risk of dehydration, according to UK researchers.
Nursing experts on dementia have welcomed a new national training framework, calling it a “positive” move and “important” resource for staff working across health and social care services.
Training requirements for healthcare professionals working with people with dementia have been laid out in a new “landmark” framework, which it is hoped will increase the quality of care provided.
National plans to close inpatient facilities for people with learning disabilities and move care into the community will see hospital beds reduced by an average of 50% over the next three years, NHS England has revealed.
A nurse who has played a key role in the success of an innovative NHS programme to train and support staff at care homes in Northern Devon has been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse.
Withdrawing a commonly-prescribed Alzheimer’s drug in the advanced stages of the disease doubles the risk of patients moving to a nursing home within a year, according to a UK study.