Since the birth of the NHS, it has been continuously reshaped to try and achieve its aim of ‘good quality healthcare for all’. In hospitals, particular groups of patients, defined more by age and circumstance than condition, have been identified as requiring different approaches, for example, consider the ongoing focus on the older frail patients and those with dementia. This philosophy to care has led to dramatic improvements in quality and enhanced awareness and training. 

Author: Helena Gleeson

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