30 / 4 / 2014 2.20pm
The NHS Confederation, Age UK
and the Local Government Association
established the Partnership on Dignity in Care in July 2011, to help drive improvements in the level of care provided to older people in hospitals and care homes.
It followed a series of harrowing reports highlighting cases of undignified care of older people.
The partnership set up the independent Commission on Improving Dignity in Care for Older People
, which sought to understand how and why older people's care is failing on dignity, what will drive improvement and to set out practical solutions for getting it right in the future.
The partnership is now promoting the commission's recommendations, set out in Delivering dignity
, to ensure care becomes person-centred, not task focused.
Working with the Burdett Trust for Nursing
, it has set up a project to help encourage and motivate nurses to listen to, learn from and act on older people's feedback.
Watch Mike Farrar discuss why achieving dignity in care is a priority for the NHS.