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