RCGP Curriculum - 9 Care of Older Adults

This section of our curriculum guide refers to statement 9, Care of Older Adults, produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

Photograph: Jim Varney
Photograph: Jim Varney

The UK has an ageing population and so the care of older people will make up a higher proportion of a GP’s workload. Co-morbidity, difficulties in communicating, the problems of polypharmacy and the need for additional support for the increasingly dependent patients, are important issues in the care of older people.
GPs and the primary care team have an important role to play in the delivery of improvements in the care of older people.

Here we have collated key articles from our journals to help you meet the curriculum requirements in this area.

In this section you will find articles on:

Primary care management

Skills and attitudes

Other related articles

 

Primary care management

Skills and attitudes

Other related articles

These curriculum resources are regularly updated with relevant articles from our range of healthcare publications. All articles are reviewed by GP advisers. We have set the standard lifetime of an article at two years and will aim to renew all articles within that timeframe. However, some older articles will remain in the listing if our reviewers believe there to be no significant changes to the topic covered.

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