RNHA
    Registered Nursing Home Association

Briefings

RNHA Conference Report 2005

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RNHA Conference Report 2004

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Feeling Special: Quality Care for Nursing Home Patients

This briefing argues for standards of care which are based on positive outcomes for patients rather than on the application of bureaucratic rules. It suggests a number of key principles which should underpin care standards.

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Do They Really Mean It? - The NHS Plan and the Government's Response to the Royal Commission on Long-Term Care

This briefing looks at the role which nursing homes could play in delivering the Government’s call for greater partnership working between the public and private health sectors.   In particular, it looks at the vision for ‘intermediate care’ as outlined in the NHS Plan, and argues that individuals should have a choice of the setting in which they wish to be cared for.

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I Shouldn't Be Here. You Know: The Case for Nurse-led Assessment of Nursing Needs

This briefing argues that people’s nursing needs should always be assessed by a qualified nurse because nurses are trained to take a holistic view.  This, it argues, will help to ensure the right placement in the right nursing home for the right person.

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Let's Get Serious: The Need for a New Deal on the Funding of Nursing Home Care

This briefing reviews the some of the current problems affecting the delivery of an efficient health care system for older people. It links delayed discharges in acute hospitals with the sharp decline in nursing home places over recent years and calls for urgent action to establish a realistic level of fees for publicly funded nursing home patients.

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RNHA Conference Report 2003

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A Manifesto for Older People Who Need Nursing Home Care

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2005 Election Briefing for Candidates

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