Have you heard about POPS? – Pro-active care of Older People undergoing Surgery

Jason Cross is a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Proactive Care of Older People (POPS) team at Guys and St Thomas Hospitals and is a member of the BGS Proactive care of Older People undergoing Surgery (POPS) special interest group. He Tweets at @jdcross1970POPS

Following the publication of the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient outcome and Death (NCEPOD) report An age old Problem 2011 and the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) report Access all ages 2012, interest in the specialist area of perioperative medicine for the older surgical patient is gathering momentum. As a result, clinicians, commissioners and patients are recognising there is a need to have geriatrician input in surgical pathways for older people. Continue reading