The Commission on Improving Dignity in Care has launched a public consultation on a report, which will form the basis of proposals for improvements in the delivery of care of older people in hospitals and care homes.
To feed your own views into the consultation, and to find out more about the Commission on Improving Dignity in Care, see below:
The Commission on Improving Dignity in Care has been established to help improve the level of dignity older people experience while receiving care in hospitals and care homes.
The Commission is trying to understand how and why services in some hospitals and care homes are currently failing to deliver dignity in care of older people, and what changes are needed to improve things.
The Commission wants to:
The Commission has already taken written and oral evidence from service users and their representative, academics, and health and social care professionals and managers, who understand the day-to-day pressures of providing care for older people. Following the consideration of this evidence, the Commission has published a consultation report, which includes recommendations for how improvements can be made.
The Commission now wants to open up the consultation to include the general public, as well as professional bodies and those that work in the system, so that a wide range of views and experiences can be considered before the report is finalised.
The consultation is open until Tuesday, 27 March, 2012
To feed into the consultation, you need to first read the recommendations in the consultation report, and then visit the NHS Confederation website to send in your views:
Comments can be submitted online or by post. For details, visit the NHS Confederation website
The final report will be published by summer 2012, after which there will be a programme of work to encourage and support those working within the health and social care sector to implement the report’s recommendations. Further details on our plans for implementation will follow publication of the final report.
The Commission is a joint initiative from Age UK, the NHS Confederation and the Local Government Association (LGA). It includes representatives of patients and residents, experts from the world of nursing and medicine, and management of health and social care services.
The Commissioners are: