I might have mentioned this previously but its worth drawing your attention to this again . NICE released a new guideline in November which has called for health and social care services to work together more closely to ensure that people are involved in planning their care. Its one of the first guidelines to make specific recommendations for Care Homes and these include more autonomy in relation to nutritional needs better community links and the encouragement of interaction between residents and their wider locality. To see this new guideline got to https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng22
On the topic of care homes you might also be interested in a new set of videos released by a charity called the Health Foundation. The series is called “Power of People” and it looks at 5 projects of interest, including one called “Pills: Reviewing Medication in Care Homes”. To view the videos which are excellent for discussion go to: http://www.health.org.uk/powerofpeople
That’s enough inspiration for this week as the assignment submission date for most of you is slowly /quickly (delete as applicable), creeping up.