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The British Geriatrics Society is the professional body of specialist doctors, nurses, therapists and other professionals concerned with the health care of older people in the United Kingdom.

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BGS March 2017 news

The March 2017 issue of the newsletter is now available. Highlights include: Substance abuse in older people, Autumn 2016 conference report, Hospital at home and more

Health Foundation: New analysis shows reduced hospital admissions for care home residents

Today the Health Foundation published a briefing on the impact of an enhanced care package for care home residents in Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire

The analysis is the first from the Improvement Analytics Unit, a joint initiative between the Health Foundation and NHS England. The unit was set up in 2016 to spread learning and improvement through robust statistical analysis. 

The analysis shows that care home residents who received an enhanced care package attended A&E 29% less frequently than similar care home residents in other parts of the country. They were also admitted to hospital as an emergency 23% less often.

The enhanced care package was delivered by Principia, a multi-specialty community provider in Rushcliffe, and an NHS New Care Models vanguard. 

Principia’s enhanced care package, introduced in April 2014, ensured care home residents had regular visits from a named GP and independent support from Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Greater support for care home managers and community nurses, for example through a peer-to-peer network, was also provided.

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