The National Pensioners Convention has today launched a new code of dignity, which it is calling on all nurses and care workers to sign in order to prevent abuse of older people. Calls for the new code are made in a letter to The Daily Telegraph, signed by care minister Paul Burstow, shadow care minister Liz Kendall, and a range of charities, trade unions and academics. The letter calls for hospitals, care homes and other institutions to agree to a set of common standards of care for the first time to prevent cases of abuse and neglect. Dot Gibson, general secretary of the National Pensioners Convention, said: "Providing someone with personal dignity must be a basic requirements in any care setting."
Source: The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail via NHS Press Summaries