Commission to improve urgent care for older people launched

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An independent commission to drive improvements in urgent and emergency care for older people in and outside of hospitals was launched by the NHS Confederation yesterday.

The Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People aims to find workable and patient-centred solutions to address the challenges of caring for the frail elderly across the country.

Hospital Care for Frail Older People report published

frail_older_poeple_reportAnother important report, Hospital Care for Frail Older People has recently been published and is available to download.

The SERCO commission addressed the problem of how the NHS should care for the country’s increasing number of frail older people.  As the British Geriatrics Society say “Age should never be a barrier to care”