Services for Older People

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 27th March 2012.

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Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health 11:30 am, 27th March 2012

In England, one of the things that we are doing is making sure that a programme of special inspections of care homes, conducted by the Care Quality Commission, looks at those issues to ensure that we provide the right range of support services for people in care homes. In addition, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has produced quality standards; in particular, it has been working on quality standards relating to issues affecting older people—incontinence, nutrition support for adults, patient experience, delirium, dementia, and many others. All that is critical to delivering really good-quality care in care homes.