Failing the Frail: A chaotic approach to commissioning healthcare services for care homes

The BGS published its report, Failing the Frail, on the same day as the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published its Special Review of Care Home Residents Access to Healthcare Services.  The data collected by CQC as part of its review was analysed by the BGS under a data-sharing agreement and shows that primary care trusts (PCTs) do not accord sufficient priority to care home residents when planning and ensuring the delivery of local healthcare services.

Please see the BGS website for further details and a copy of the report.  

The BGS report was covered in the national press, including the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian and the BBC.