A helping hand with insulin injections: training Healthcare Support Workers to support older people with diabetes

It’s best practice for people with diabetes to look after their health by injecting their own insulin. As people get older, however, they are likely to have other conditions that make this harder or unsafe to do. Dr Karen Stenner, from the University of Surrey and Principal Investigator of the CINDI Project, set out to evaluate the emerging practice of registered nurses delegating insulin injections to Healthcare Support Workers in community nursing teams. Could this alleviate workload pressures and bring benefits to patients and nursing teams alike?

Older People’s Housing Taskforce: call for evidence

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) have launched a call for evidence from the Older People’s Housing Taskforce seeking evidence to help it consider and further understand the market and needs for older …

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