GP services for older people: a guide for care home managers

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Two-fifths of people in the UK aged over 64 years have a limiting long-term illness. For those in care homes, their wellbeing often depends on timely access to GP services. However, several obstacles have left some care home residents unable to reliably access primary care services. Communication and co-operation between GPs and care home management will lead to better outcomes and improve quality of life for patients in care homes.

This new Guidelines summary covers the needs of residents, the responsibilities of care home managers, and the role of GPs in caring for older people in care homes.

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