Care in the balance: a UNISON survey into staff/patient ratios on our wards
This survey asked nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and other staff to chart their experiences including the pressures of a typical working day to reveal some insight into NHS working.
Toolkit for improving care for frail older people
This is the third in a series of acute care toolkits which aims to improve the care of the frail older patient. The toolkit, produced in collaboration with the British Geriatrics Society, recommends procedures for both initial assessment on admission and later Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.
Older people make up 60–70% of hospital inpatients, and most are admitted through an Acute Medical Unit (AMU), making this a key area in which care for older people can be influenced. It can be difficult for doctors to assess frail older patients as they can often arrive at hospital with multiple symptoms or conditions which can make it difficult to deduce the true cause of the admission.
The new six-page toolkit, produced in collaboration with the British Geriatrics Society, recommends procedures for both initial assessment on admission and later Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA).
Please note that the Staff Library will be closed on Monday 7 May for the Bank Holiday. However for anyone with 24/7 access, it is still possible to use the computers, photocopier, printer and scanner. Taking out books is possible too provided a service request slip is completed.
The Library will be open again on Tuesday morning 8 May, from 8.30am.