GP services for older people: a guide for care home managers

Residents' entitlements and requirements

Care home managers should ensure that residents are registered with a general practitioner (GP) of their choice. In order to make an informed decision, residents and their relatives may want help to consider the pros and cons of retaining their existing GP, if possible, or registering with a GP already providing services to other residents in the home. Residents lacking mental capacity to make decisions about particular matters, including health care, must be protected under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Downloads

All SCIE resources are free to download, however to access the following downloads you will need a free MySCIE account:

Available downloads:

  • Evidence review on partnership working between GPs, care home residents and care homes
  • GP services for older people: a guide for care home managers
  • Improving access to and experience of GP services for older people living in care homes: practice survey