Old age

We aim to promote and protect the rights and wellbeing of older people and their families by supporting and educating old age psychiatrists and trainees and sharing best practice.

Chair: Dr Vivek Pattan

Vice Chair: Dr Lee Robertson

Media responses

Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network

The Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network (SDCRN) has been set up with the intention of spreading a culture of clinical research in dementia across Scotland and improving recruitment from both urban and rural areas.

Their most current newsletter is now available.

Publication of Care of Older People in Hospital Standards

Healthcare Improvement Scotland have published revised standards for Care of Older People in Hospital.

The standards are available for download and includes the consultation report, with every comment submitted during their consultation along with comments from the project group.

Mental health and incapacity organisations

Other resources

Service user and carer organisations



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