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Advanced nurse practitioner-led referral for specialist care and rehabilitation

28 January 2016

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

In response to the need for appropriate and timely care of frail older patients admitted to hospital, a dedicated advanced nurse practitioner (ANP)-led referral...

Advanced nurse practitioners can lead comprehensive geriatric assessment in acute hospitals

04 December 2019

Nursing Older People


With an increasingly ageing population comes a greater risk of frailty, a distinct health state in which multiple body systems gradually lose their inbuilt reserves....

How nurses can support informal carers of people living with dementia

11 September 2019

Nursing Older People


There are 7 million carers in the UK, of whom 11% care for people with dementia. One in five people aged 50-64 are carers. This article explores the difficulties...

Meaningful engagement between secondary school students and older patients in an acute hospital

16 October 2019

Nursing Older People

quality improvement

This article discusses the development and outcomes of a project involving a shared care acute hospital ward (mental health and medical) and a local secondary school...

Recognition and clinical management of sepsis in frail older people

26 February 2018

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

Sepsis is a common condition caused by the body’s immune and coagulation systems being ‘switched on’ by the presence of infection, either through bacteria or viruses...