Research in to pressure sores in North Staffs homes

It’s good to see a CCG taking responsibility for oversight of quality in local nursing homes. There are many reasons why people develop pressure sores and ulcers which are not necessarily down to quality of care. However one can see from the comparison with the NHS trust that the numbers of people in nursing homes developing complications are out of proportion.

It will be interesting to see the results of this piece of work. My money is that it will find that there aren’t enough staff in homes to meet people’s needs, and those staff aren’t trained and competent.

Watch this space—-