NHS Scotland’s vision for 2020 is that we will “live longer healthier lives at home”.
The British Geriatrics Society welcomes the report published today by the British Red Cross.
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.