Affiliation: Kent and Canterbury Hospital
- Management of bowel problems in older people: an updateJonathan Potter
Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit, Royal College of Physicians, London
Clin Med 5:289-95. 2005..Particular attention should be paid to the environment to promote privacy, comfort and dignity, as well as to enhance normal bowel function...
- The prevention, diagnosis and management of delirium in older people: concise guidelinesJonathan Potter
Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury
Clin Med 6:303-8. 2006..Delirium may be prevented in up to a third of older patients. The aim of this guideline update is to aid prevention as well as the recognition of delirium and to provide guidance on how to manage these complex and disadvantaged patients...
- National audit of continence care for older people: management of faecal incontinenceJonathan Potter
Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
Age Ageing 36:268-73. 2007..This study reports the results of the national audit...
- National audit of continence care: laying the foundationSarah Mian
Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit, Royal College of Physicinas, London, UK
J Eval Clin Pract 11:533-43. 2005..For effective audit, clinical indicators are required that are valid, feasible to apply and reliable. This study describes the methods used to develop clinical indicators of continence care in preparation for a national audit...
- Bowel care in older peopleJonathan Potter
Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit, Royal College of Physicians
Clin Med 3:48-51. 2003..The contents of the publication, including comments from older people suffering from bowel dysfunction, are outlined in this article...
- National audit of continence care for older people: results of a pilot study*Adrian Wagg
Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit, Royal College of Physicians of London, London, UK
J Eval Clin Pract 11:525-32. 2005..This study aimed to develop quality standards, to assess the reliability and utility of the resulting audit package and to report on the standards of care provided in primary care, secondary care and care home setting...
- What happens to COPD patients before an admission with exacerbation?Robert Stone
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, COPD Programme Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
Prim Health Care Res Dev 13:395-402. 2012..To obtain patient-generated data relating to the management of their chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Primary Care before hospitalisation with exacerbation...
- Commissioning health care in England: an evolving storyNorma O'Flynn
Royal College of Physicians, London, United Kingdom
Ann Intern Med 155:465-9. 2011..In response, the government organized an independent review, and proposals have been altered in response. This article outlines the current organization of the National Health Service, the rationale for change, and government proposals...
- Is it Possible to Measure What Truly Matters? The Paradox of Clinical Audit in Developing Continence Service Standards for Older PeoplePatrick Brown
1 Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK 2 General Internal and Geriatric Medicine, University College Hospital, London, UK 3 Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
Patient 3:11-23. 2010..Recent policy in the UK National Health Service dictating the need for increased consumer involvement necessitates that service users have significant input into the composition of standards for quality of care...
- Guidance for the assessment of pain in older adults: a literature reviewPatricia Schofield
University ofAberdeen, Centre of Advanced Studies in Nursing, Foresterhill Health Centre, Wesburn
Br J Nurs 17:914-8. 2008..The next stage will involve the development of guidance for the management of pain in older adults, which will commence this year...