The QNI has responded to the APPG for Ageing and Older People: Human Rights and Older People Consultation.

The role of a District Nurse encompasses a wide range of responsibilities. These include visiting and delivering highly complex nursing care (including the management of long-term conditions, palliative and end-of-life care) to house-bound patients, their families and carers. Advising on self-care and maintaining independence, aiming to reduce to a minimum; unplanned admissions, attendances at A&E and delayed transfers of care. In England, 11.6 million people are over the age of 65 and 1.5 million are 85 and over. Research indicates that one-in-four over 75s and one-in-two over 85s will receive care from a District Nurse.

Questions in the consultation include:

What does ‘good, person centred care’ look like?

What are the consequences of poor care and how do they undermine someone’s dignity and wellbeing?

Around the world older people are suffering as a result of insufficient care at the end of their lives. What could the UK government do to help?

You can download a copy of The QNI’s response to these questions below.

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