Amit Arora is a consultant physician in care of older people and Chair of the England Council of the BGS.
Finally, multi-morbidity may be recognized- is this wishful thinking or a BGS victory for our patients?
Whatever it is, it is time for action!
NICE is committed to developing more relevant guidance for GPs that takes into account the complexity of patients they see in daily practice with multiple long-term conditions, the chief executive of NICE told delegates at Pulse Live.
Opening the first day of the conference in London on 29th April 2014, Professor David Haslam said NICE recognized current single-condition guidance was impractical for GPs dealing with patients with multimorbidity. ‘Single long-term conditions – which is the way NHS is organized generally apart from primary care – is the rarity.’ This of course is a cause close to the hearts and minds of many geriatricians. I have myself written about this on this blog and in some submissions to the health agencies in past. Continue reading