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Good Practice & Legislation

Useful links

Care Quality Commission


Age UK



Some useful leaflets from the Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group on fluids and nourishing snacks, desserts and drinks.

A feature about supporting care home residents with hydration in Nursing Standard explains how care home manager Gina Kidd and her staff have been using an extensive hydration toolkit, part of an ambitious project to improve patient care. Click here.

A comprehensive report called Hydration and Older People in the UK: Addressing the Problem, Understanding the Solutions.

A Skills for Care PowerPoint presentation on hydration and the Care Certificate.