Incident reporting in care homes

New study open for recruitment across England Kate Byrnes is a senior research assistant working on the ‘Safe System Transition’ (SafeST) research study at Northumbria University. (https://research.northumbria.ac.uk/safest) It aims to gain a better understanding of incident reporting in care homes and from this to co-design a systems-level response to safety issues for people transitioning betweenContinue reading “Incident reporting in care homes”

‘Ambitions for change’

Report on improving healthcare in care homes launched British Geriatrics Society, 10 August 2021 The British Geriatrics Society has published a report aimed at improving the quality of healthcare for care home residents. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on older people, with 35.6% of the 130,000 deaths in the UK occurring inContinue reading “‘Ambitions for change’”

The Patients of Prestwich Mental Hospital in a Documentary Photo Series from 1972

“The Lunatic Asylums like Prestwich grew up in the same period as the industries,” writes Manchester academic Janet Batsleer, “and, like the industries, they closed.” Batsleer first visited Prestwich, where her mother was a patient, in 1972, the year Martin Parr began his first visual essay series at the hospital as a young photography studentContinue reading “The Patients of Prestwich Mental Hospital in a Documentary Photo Series from 1972”

Research is underway to improve safety for older people when they’re transferred between hospitals and care homes – researchers need your help

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the challenges faced when arranging transfers into or out of hospital, for people living in care homes. Making transfers safer has been a focus for researchers at the GM PSTRC. Researchers are looking for members of the public in Salford and Manchester to take part in a 45-60 minute interview […]Continue reading “Research is underway to improve safety for older people when they’re transferred between hospitals and care homes – researchers need your help”

Don’t count, don’t care?

July 7, 2020/in 33.4, Current Issue /by integrate The rising numbers of deaths wrought by coronavirus in care homes shows vividly the low value still being placed on some people’s lives, writes Jan Walmsley Thousands more deaths were added to the Covid-19 figures from late April – those who had died in “care homes”. ThisContinue reading “Don’t count, don’t care?”

Covid-19 deaths in care homes

David Oliver: Let’s be open and honest about covid-19 deaths in care homes It’s not politicians, officials, and NHS managers who admit or discharge hospital patients but doctors, working alongside multidisciplinary clinical teams. Many of us clearly were—in good faith, and for understandable reasons in that early pandemic context—sending people to care homes with orContinue reading “Covid-19 deaths in care homes”

Transforming health care in nursing homes: An evaluation of a dedicated primary care service in outer east London

Transforming health care in nursing homes: An evaluation of a dedicated primary care service in outer east London The study indicates that providing residents of care homes with increased GP access and continuity of primary care more generally may help to reduce hospital admissions. Transforming health care in nursing homes: An evaluation of a dedicatedContinue reading “Transforming health care in nursing homes: An evaluation of a dedicated primary care service in outer east London”

Care Homes need better policy leadership

Clive Bowman, Residential Forum member writes: I recently submitted a response to a seasonal piece on admissions from care homes in the BMJ, as usual I felt much better for so doing. The letters editor invited me to edit what was a bit of a brain dump of around 700 words to 300 and publicationContinue reading “Care Homes need better policy leadership”