Acute care for older people – approaching consensus?

Dr Simon Conroy is Head of Geriatric Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leicester and an Associate Editor for Age and Ageing journal.shutterstock_143133886

Some 300 physicians (geriatricians, acute physicians, emergency physicians), and some paramedics and primary care staff gathered at the Royal College of Physicians on the 26th June 2013, to discuss the topic de jour – acute care of older people.

The day started of poignantly with Dame Julie Mellor (Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman) ensuring that patients and their families remain the focus of our efforts. Continue reading