Training in care of elderly needs to improveBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7115.1035c (Published 25 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1035
- Susan Mayor
Leading specialists in the care of elderly people are launching a concerted attack on medical training, research, and services for older people. The first salvo is a national audit for the year 2000 to give a clear picture of how well current training and services meet their health needs.
The recommendation comes in a report, The Impact of Ageing, published last week by the charity Research for Ageing. The advisory panel, including representatives from medicine, nursing, the Department of Health, and the Audit Commission, reviewed a large body of evidence showing that current health services tend to give elderly people low …