Audit that aimed to establish how much progress NHS boards and councils have made in improving health and care services for older people, including developments through RCOP. It looked at the extent to which care for older people has shifted towards communities and away from hospitals and care homes.
The audit reviewed whether the Change Fund is helping to improve care for older people in ways that can be sustained. It also examined the challenges facing organisations that deliver services for older people and how well they are meeting them. In this audit, the term 'older people' is used to refer to people aged 65 or over. Where data was available, we reviewed information on health and care for older people aged 75 or over, and 85 or over.