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Managing Frailty and Delayed Transfers of Care in the Acute Setting: A call to get involved!
This project provides a unique data set on the pathway of frail older people through secondary care, from assessment in A&E, assessment units, inpatient wards and supported discharge. The project gives insight into why this cohort of patients appear to be more prone to delayed transfers of care. The BGS has also worked with the NHS Benchmarking Network to develop a short service user audit which will be included in the project.
Cognitive impairment, mortality and discharge from hospital
Carole Fogg outlines her paper “The relationship between cognitive impairment, mortality and discharge characteristics in a large cohort of older adults with unscheduled admissions to an acute hospital: a retrospective observational study”, recently published in Age and Ageing, and how the study was conducted.
Better transfers of care for older people - how to improve transitions of care
On the day of the launch of their report on STPs, the King's Fund hosted an event on how to improve transitions of care for older people admitted and being discharged from hospital.
Hospital discharge – everyone loses when it's handled poorly
A research study undertaken by Healthwatch Essex into experiences of patients discharged from hospitals in the county encourages local health and social care commissioners to overcome artificial boundaries and develop a unifying vision of care to provide high quality care.