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Older people

Welcome to the RCN's older people resource. older couple sat on bench

It has never been a more exciting time to be working with older people, the population is ageing and responses to older peoples nursing needs have developed in many diverse and person centred ways. It must also be acknowledged that as people live longer those with complex and intensive health needs are increasing. These pages focus on nursing older people who are living with frailty and intensity of need. The pages include coverage of two specific current areas of interest:

In addition to the above focus this resource brings together a range of documents, links and websites that can inform and support care for older people. It includes information and publications from work that the RCN has been carrying out on older people's care; examples of good practice in caring for older people; links to the work of key organisations that support and promote good care and literature and resources.

How to use the site

You can use this resource to:

RCN Older People's forum and British Geriatrics Society joint conference

Dates for the RCN Older People's forum and BGS joint conference have been confirmed for 2015. The conference will take place on 30 March to 31 March 2015 in Manchester, the venue is still to be confirmed. For more information, see: Making integrated care a reality.

If you have any comments or enquiries regarding this resource please contact us at: qualityandsafety@rcn.org.uk.