Reducing harm from polypharmacy in older people – Effectiveness Matters

Polypharmacy is a problem in frailty and end of life care. Effectiveness Matters is a summary of reliable research evidence about the effects of important interventions for practitioners and decision makers in the NHS and public health. It is produced by the NIHR Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York in collaboration with subject area experts.

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SPICT-4ALL – A tool for everyone to identify those in need of supportive or palliative care
21st June 2017

People whose health is declining from one or more health problems often miss out on well planned care and support because they are not identified and offered the right help soon enough. SPICT-4ALL aims to make it easier for everyone to recognise and talk about signs that a person’s overall health may be declining so that those people and their carers get better coordinated care and support whether they are at home, living in a care home or in hospital. Health Professionals see the original SPICT on this website.

Consent for Health Professionals
19th February 2019

This is an in-depth look at consent for health professionals

The website is not designed to give medical advice, but rather to give information on a wide range of topics to health and social care staff, no matter where they work. Find out more