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Hydration pilots launch to help reduce urinary tract infections in older people

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A series of pilots will take place across England to help reduce the number of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in older people.

The NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Programme is funding the ‘hydration pilots’, which could potentially involve domiciliary care providers in some areas, according to the Homecare Association.

The aim is to identify hydration interventions which could reduce UTIs and support the overall aim of reducing hospital-acquired Gram-negative blood stream infections.

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There is to be one Integrated Care System (ICS) pilot for each of the seven NHSE regions in England, with “significant funds” available per pilot, the Homecare Association said.

The process for applying for funding is due to start this month, with the pilots taking place from June 2022 to June 2023. 

To learn more about this project, and initiatives to encourage hydration, click here.

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