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Calls to follow NICE quality standard to improve elderly care

NICE's quality standard for patient experience in adult services should be used across health and social care to improve standards of dignity for the elderly, experts say.

The draft recommendation was made by the Commission on Improving Dignity in Care for Older People, as part of a drive to improve standards in hospitals and care homes across England.

The commission has published 48 draft recommendations which will be consulted on over the next month before a final action plan is published later this summer.

Among them, is the recommendation that the NICE quality standard on patient experience in adult services, which includes dignity, should be used by providers, commissioners and regulators across health and social care to provide a consistent standard by which to define and measure performance.