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Care of Older People Resource Centre

Care of Older People Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Care of Older People Resource Centre aims to bring together the latest news and clinical articles on a range of conditions specific to older people, to help you provide the best care.

With the numbers of people over 65 increasing in the UK year on year, and the subsequent rise in conditions affecting older people, such as dementia, arthritis, osteoporosis and cancer, it is important for primary care nurses to be aware of how to treat this particular group when they seek health advice.

Latest care of older people news

20.03.17: Nearly 100 councils across England have reported that care home firms have cancelled their contracts with them due to insufficient payments.
14.03.17: A new report published by The King’s Fund has found that patients are being left without pain medication for up to eight hours during end-of-life care due to cuts in nursing staff.
02.03.17: The Government has been criticised for failings in palliative care after findings published in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care revealed widespread inadequacies.
11.01.17: Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among people with Alzheimer’s disease in a community setting, according to a new study from Finland.
20.12.16: A “controversial” NHS health check programme has prevented thousands of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths in its first five years, a new study has revealed.

Latest care of older people clinical articles

Monday 6 March 2017
How primary care nurses can help identify the first stages of the illness
Monday 20 February 2017
Working collaboratively with other local teams ensures joined-up care for patients with long-term conditions.
Friday 24 April 2015
British Heart Foundation expert comments on research revealing the positive affects of quitting smoking even at a later stage of life
Tuesday 27 January 2015
Healthcare professionals warned regular use of over-the-counter treatments linked to dementia.
Monday 26 January 2015
Thousands of deaths from coronary heart disease were prevented in the UK between 2000 – 2007 according to a mathematical analysis.

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