The British Geriatrics Society welcomes the NICE Delirium Quality Standards

Duncan Forsyth is Consultant Geriatrician in Cambridge and was a specialist adviser to the Quality Standards Development Group.shutterstock_20378521

On July 24th 2014, NICE published its Delirium Quality Standards to assist health and social care drive-up the quality of delirium management in hospital and care home settings. The standards cover: assessment; prevention; use of antipsychotic medication; communicating the diagnosis; information and support to those who have delirium and their carers. Delirium is probably the commonest complication of hospitalisation in older people and has a high prevalence in those in long-term care. Continue reading

Assess to success

Joanna Gough is Scientific Officer of the British Geriatrics Society.posters

The growing enthusiasm for health care of older people is exemplified in the growing number of high quality poster submissions to the British Geriatrics Society’s autumn scientific meeting. We have had a record 155 posters accepted this year. In order to be accepted posters have had to clear a very robust peer-review process, so we can be sure that the quality is high and that the poster round will be one of the highlights of an already very interesting and exciting meeting. Continue reading