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  1. News Article
    Women aged 70 or over are receiving substandard care to tackle ovarian cancer with one in five patients in their seventies getting no treatment whatsoever, a new study has found. A report from Ovarian Cancer Action revealed almost half of patients in their 70s do not undergo surgery to treat the disease, even though it provides the best long-term prognosis for one of the most common types of cancer in women. In total, around one in five (22%) of ovarian cancer patients aged 70 to 79 and three in five women with ovarian cancer who were over 80 years old were given no treatment for th
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    The NHS is increasing efforts to reach out to ethnic minority communities in more deprived areas of England as analysis by The Independent shows poorer areas are vaccinating fewer at-risk people. Among the most deprived parts of the country, fewer people aged over 80 and in their mid-70s had received their first dose of vaccine against coronavirus by 7 February when compared with more affluent areas, sparking concerns communities most at risk are being left vulnerable. Comparing local NHS vaccination data with Public Health England’s deprivation scores for each NHS region reveals six
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    People waiting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine say they are confused by NHS letters inviting them to travel to centres miles away from their homes. The first 130,000 letters have been sent to people aged 80 or older who live about 30 to 45 minutes' drive away from one of seven new regional centres. But patients, many of whom are shielding, questioned why they had to travel so far in a pandemic. Local jabs are available to people if they wait, the NHS said. The seven centres include Ashton Gate in Bristol, Epsom racecourse in Surrey, London's Nightingale hospital, Newcastle'
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    n the day Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital with COVID-19, Vivien Morrison received a phone call from a doctor at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill. Stricken by the virus, her father, Raymond Austin, had taken a decisive turn for the worse. The spritely grandfather, who still worked as a computer analyst at the age of 82, was not expected to survive the day. His oxygen levels had fallen to 70% rather than the normally healthy levels of at least 94%. Vivien says she was told by the doctor that her father would not be given intensive care treatment or mechanical ventilation because he “t
  5. Content Article
    The COGER study, designed by members of the Special Interest Group for Geriatric Rehabilitation of the European Geriatric Medical Society (EuGMS), study aims to: Explore the course of activities of daily living (ADL) recovery and influencing factors. Describe other outcomes after geriatric rehabilitation in post-COVID-19 patients. Describe geriatric rehabilitation services provided to post COVID-19 patients across Europe. The study group are presently looking for rehabilitation services to volunteer to support the work. By taking part you will help them to understand
  6. News Article
    A double amputee suffered fatal pressure sores caused by "gross and obvious failings" in her hospital treatment. Janet Prince, from Nottingham, developed the sores after being admitted to Queen's Medical Centre (QMC) in July 2017. The 80-year-old died in January 2019. Assistant Coroner Gordon Clow issued a prevention of future deaths report to Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH). Nottingham Coroner's Court had heard Ms Prince was taken to QMC in Nottingham with internal bleeding on 15 July 2017. The patient was left on a trolley in the emergency department for nine h
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    A 99-war-old war veteran was left in agony on an A&E trolley in a hospital for almost 10 hours. Brian Fish, a former captain in the Royal Engineers, was left “crying out in pain” as he endured the long wait at Margate’s Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital, his daughter said. Mr Fish had been urgently admitted to hospital with gall bladder problems. Details of his ordeal emerged as figures showed the queues at NHS emergency departments are now the longest on record, with one in four patients at major A&Es waiting longer than four hours to be seen or treated in October.
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    What is known • The prevalence of dementia experiences and the cost of dementia care will continue to dramatically escalate in the next 20 years. • At a strategic level, commissioning frameworks in the UK are prioritising effective integrated, multidisciplinary working. • We know very little about the challenges encountered by practitioners at the ground level. What this paper adds • Unique interpretative analysis of the views and perspectives of a range of dementia service practitioners. • Insights into how current commissioning frameworks risk accentuating inter
  9. Content Article
    The findings from this study, published in BMC Nursing show that advanced education and familiarity with current diabetes guidelines was related to adequate evaluations on essential areas of patient safety culture in nursing homes.
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    The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital introduced NNUH at Home in January 2019 as part of a pilot project. NNUH is working in partnership with HomeLink Healthcare to deliver this service, which will benefit patients by supporting them to leave hospital as soon as they are clinically stable. Some clinically selected patients are able to go home to recover for the last few days of their acute episode of care. These patients remain under the care of the hospital and will be supported at home with bespoke care services such as therapy, nursing care, personal care and IV antibiotics.
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    Day 1 – a visit to the Cook County Trauma unit On our first day, we were warmly welcomed by the Director of Critical Care, Director of ED, Trauma Lead and Intensive Care Manager, at the John H. Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County. This is a public hospital in Chicago, Illinois, with a level 1 trauma unit, and is one of the most respected. The hospital's emergency rooms treat approximately 120,000 patients every year; 7,935 of which were trauma patients last year. It also served as the setting for the US television hospital drama ER but we didn’t see anyone fitting George Clooney’s descrip
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    This study confirmed that the most influential factors in the decision to use assistive devices for patient transfers are time constraints and difficult patient-handling situations. These factors lead to infrequent use of assistive devices, especially mechanical devices that are difficult to retrieve or not readily available.
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    So, what does it feel like working in chronically depleted staffing levels? "We are down three nurses today" – this is what I usually hear when I turn up for a shift. It has become the norm. We work below our template, usually daily, so much so that when we are fully staffed, we are expected to work on other wards that are ‘three nurses down’. Not an uncommon occurrence to hear at handover on a busy 50-bedded medical ward. No one seems to bat an eyelid; you may see people sink into their seat, roll their eyes or sigh, but this is work as usual. ‘Three nurses down’ has been the nor
  14. Content Article
    Courage is one of the nursing 6Cs "Courage enables us to do the right thing for the people we care for, to speak up when we have concerns. It means we have the personal strength and vision to innovate and to embrace new ways of working." (NHS England, 2015). But... Why should we need courage to come to work? Why do we need to find this strength to do our job? Why do patients have to rely on us to have courage to keep them safe? Being able to speak up, to innovate and implement new ideas should be a way of normality. We should not have to feel threatened, inadequate or ‘the pest
  15. Content Article
    This is an interview with sepsis survivor Julia, who gives insight into her own personal battle with the condition.
  16. Content Article
    Key messages Providers of care in care homes should: offer staff training regarding recognition of cognitive states including delirium, supporting meaningful activity, end of life care have clear processes in place for access to healthcare provide information regarding dementia diagnosis and prognosis ensure advance care planning takes place offer opportunities to take part in meaningful activity. Commissioners of old peoples’ services should: support the delivery of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) ensure broad involvement of stakeho
  17. Content Article
    What will I learn? Simple tests that have been recommended by NICE for frailty in primary care are gait speed, self-reported health status and the PRISMA 7 questionnaire. Exercise programmes, particularly high intensity interventions, may improve gait, balance and strength and have positive effects on fitness. Medication review forms part of the holistic medical review of people with frailty. Supported self-management can improve health outcomes. However, the value of case management is still to be proven. Discussion about end-of-life care is important to most old
  18. Content Article
    Day 2 – Visit to the medical ICU and medical ward Today started off with a 10-minute meeting with the medical emergency and cardiac arrest team at RUSH University Hospital, Chicago. This team consisted of a critical care outreach nurse, the medical intensive care unit (ICU) doctor, a respiratory therapist and a pharmacist – "yes, a pharmacist!" This is so drugs can be sent up to the ward without delay, pre-prepared and appropriate for the patient. Respiratory therapists assist with intubation and oxygenation of the patient. Unfortunately, the meeting was cut short due to a ‘code blue’,
  19. Content Article
    This guideline includes recommendations on: multifactorial risk assessment of older people who present for medical attention because of a fall, or report recurrent falls in the past year multifactorial interventions to prevent falls in older people who live in the community multifactorial risk assessment of older peoples’ risk of falling during a hospital stay multifactorial interventions to prevent falls in inpatients at risk of falling.
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    The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the rights and needs of older persons. While everyone has been affected, evidence shows that older people are among those most at risk of complications from the disease, with fatality rates for those over 80 years of age five times the global average. They are also at greater risk of poverty, discrimination and isolation. Older persons have been hit particularly hard by the virus itself but it has been the failure to protect their rights in the response that has led to unnecessary deaths, unmet health and care needs, increased isolation, discriminat
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