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Advice line: don’t overlook the role of nutrition

Frontline article - Posted on 12/05/2017

Older people might need extra protein and calories, says dietitian Louise Nash. Unintentional weight loss (malnutrition) ...

Editor's comment: planning for the NHS’s future

Frontline article - Posted on 07/04/2017

For those of you working in England, the review of the Five Year Forward View, three years in, offers enormous potential opportunities, says Lynn Eaton. ...

Active Residents in Care Homes (ARCH): study protocol to investigate the implementation and outcomes of a whole-systems activity programme in residential care homes for older people

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 24/02/2017

Objectives To evaluate the effectiveness, acceptability and costs of  Active Residents in Care Homes, ARCH  – a programme aiming to increase opportunities for activity in older care home residents. ...

Advice line: improving the rehabilitation of people after a hip fracture

Frontline article - Posted on 10/02/2017

The CSP needs your help on an exciting hip fracture audit, says Ruth ten Hove. ...

All health professionals must help prevent falls, says NICE

News item - Posted on 31/01/2017

31 January 2017 Older people should be asked about falls when they have routine assessments and reviews with health and social care ...

Physios are part of models for good hospital discharges

News item - Posted on 21/07/2016

22 July 2016 Models of integrated care which enable older people to be discharged from hospital without delay must be identified as a ...

Advice line: physios need to fight for appropriate care for older people

Frontline article - Posted on 04/07/2016

Rachael Machin believes physios need to fight for appropriate care for older people. When the NHS was created almost 70 years ...

Falls prevention team wins HSJ award

News item - Posted on 27/06/2016

27 June 2016 A physiotherapy-led falls prevention team in South London has won an award for a project that helps older people to stay ...

Falls screening and assessment tools used in acute mental health settings: a review of policies in England and Wales

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 26/05/2016

Objectives There is an urgent need to improve the care of older people at risk of falls or who experience falls in mental health settings. The aims of this study were to evaluate the individual falls ...

More integrated services could prevent discharge-related failures, says CSP

News item - Posted on 12/05/2016

12 May 2016 Health and social care services must work together to ensure that vulnerable patients don’t leave hospital without ...

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