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Smarter data, better care: Empowering care homes to use data to transform quality of care
The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) hosted an event in London in September 2023 on ideas and practice around a minimum dataset for care homes. This report, which is based on presentations at the event and the debate that followed, makes 12 recommendations for the effective implementation and delivery of a national minimum dataset that we believe policy-makers and regulators should consider.
Information for healthcare professionals caring for older people during cold weather
This article lays out UK Health Security Agency’s guidance on how healthcare professionals can best prepare for cold weather and how to look after older adults when temperatures drop below freezing.
Information for healthcare professionals caring for older people during hot weather
This article lays out UK Health Security Agency’s guidance on how healthcare professionals can best prepare for hot weather and how to look after patients in extreme heat.
Delirium Hub: Delirium in specific settings and situations
This section of the BGS Delirium Hub focuses on managing delirium in specific settings and clinical situations.
Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic had a considerable impact on BGS members, their patients, their way of working and their mental and emotional wellbeing. This report aims to capture these experiences and the lessons learnt from how the pandemic was handled. It also outlines what could be done better if a similar situation ever arises again.
Deconditioning information for providers of services for older people and the public
The National Falls Prevention Co-ordination Group (NFPCG) Deconditioning task and finish sub-group have developed a suite of five resources intended to support individuals, health and care professionals and commissioners to take action to help older adults become more active and recondition following activity restrictions in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presentation Recordings: 2021 South East and South West Thames Joint Region Meeting
Presentations from 2021 South East and South West Thames Joint Region Meeting (4 CPD Points)
Age and Ageing collection: Care Homes
The Age and Ageing care home collection and commentary draws together important papers that show how our journal is helping to shape and grow care home research.
Ambitions for change: Improving healthcare in care homes
This document describes the care home sector across the UK as it currently stands, how health and wellbeing has traditionally been supported in care homes and sets out what good healthcare provision in a care home environment should look like.
COVID-19: Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes
The COVID-19 pandemic raises particular challenges for care home residents, their families and the staff that look after them. This guidance has been developed to help care home staff and NHS staff who work with them to support residents through the pandemic.