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The Patients Association Care Home Charter
The Patients Association's Care Home Charter was launched in 2019 to improve medication practices for people living in care homes across the UK.
COVID-19: Treatment for older people in the community
This page brings together guidance and practical advice for the management of older adults with COVID-19 in the community, including drug treatment and examples of standard operating procedures (SOPs).
COVID-19: PRINCIPLE trial for older people in the community
The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments for COVID-19 for older people and stop them needing to go to hospital. The trial is recruiting participants through its website and GP practices across the UK.
COVID-19: End of life care in older people
This page brings together resources and information for any clinician or carer who finds themselves faced with providing care at the end of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Stress, coping and resilience
Scottish Quality & Safety Fellows, NHS Scotland, have put together some easy-to-follow tips on stress, coping and resilience during this difficult time which they have kindly allowed us to share.
BGS GeriGPs Group and the NHS Long Term Plan
GeriGPs and the GeriGP group of the BGS offer a constructive solution to some of the challenges facing the NHS.
Presentation slides: BGS Autumn Meeting 2019
The BGS Autumn Meeting 2019 was held 6-8 November in Leicester.
Fun-guarding: Is safe the enemy of fun?
'Fun' and 'safe' do not have to be opposite concepts, writes Susan Shenkin.
Fun-guarding: When my time comes
Trisha Elliott reflects on how she would like fun to be guarded when she approaches frailty in older age.
Fun-guarding: Does it bring joy?
Consider whether an activity will bring joy to an older person over whether it is socially appropriate, says Jenni Mack.
Fun-guarding: Putting a value on fun
Talk to residents about what they want to achieve and you might be surprised, says Caroline Benham.
Fun-guarding: Involving the family
Many of our most important and fun moments relate to our family, explains David Attwood.
Fun-guarding in care homes: As important as safeguarding?
The first article in our fun-guarding series, George Coxon sets out what fun-guarding is and why it is important.
RCP Falls and Fragility Audit Programme (FFFAP) patient resources
The Royal College of Physicians Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP) has developed a series of patient and public centred resources to support better care.
Out-of-hospital management of UTIs in elderly patients
Health Education England has commissioned an educational film, in collaboration with Public Health England’s Primary Care Unit, on the treatment of UTIs in older adults
Effective healthcare for older people living in care homes
Over 400,000 older people in the UK live in care homes, including nearly one in six over-85s, and they often have complex health and social care needs. We have produced guidance for commissioners to promote better models of medical care for care home residents.