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A second wave of wards has been awarded an Elder Friendly Quality Mark in recognition of the support staff give to older people.
Commenting on the Secretary of State’s speech, Will we rise to the challenge of an ageing society?, Dr Linda Patterson, clinical vice president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) said:
A study, published in Age and Ageing describes the findings from the Stroke Improvement National Audit Programme (SINAP), which collects data on the quality of care stroke patients receive during their first 3 days following admission to hospital.
Sir Ian Gilmore, chair of the UK Alcohol Health Alliance, said that next week’s Panorama programme (10 September) will highlight the rarely publicised problems suffered by older drinkers: