The “Care Standards for Older people in Hospital”, which replace the previous 13 year old standards, were published this month.
As a doctor working in NHS Scotland whose work for twenty years has been dedicated to our elders, I submitted feedback on the initial draft. I started out by saying:
With the recent publication of Standards I wrote to the Chair of Healthcare Improvement Scotland commending the publication of the Standards and asking for clarification on the involvement of “older people” in the development of these NHS Scotland standards.
In the Scotsman, the Chair of the the group developing the Standards, Dr Christine McAlpine stated that “we need to involve patients”:
In this article, Dr MacAlpine said:
The Editor of the Scotsman summarised:
Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Dr MacAlpine have stated the following:
[please note: my appreciation is that 1345 may not actually represent 1345 separate individual comments. I say…
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