Table 5

Experiences and perceived barriers to integration (N = 89 care homes)
n (%) N Strongly Agree/ Agree Strongly Disagree/ Disagree Don’t know
EXPERIENCES
NHS staff provide enough support to help us work effectively 78 40 (51.3) 37 (47.4) 1 (1.3)
NHS staff respect care home staff knowledge and experience 76 30 (39.5) 44 (57.9) 2 (2.6)
Working with NHS staff takes up too much time 78 6 (7.7) 67 (85.9) 5 (6.4)
Sometimes working with the NHS feels like they are monitoring us 76 27 (35.5) 47 (61.8) 2 (2.6)
BARRIERS
It is difficult to know who in the NHS we can ask for information 78 49 (62.8) 28 (35.9) 1 (1.3)
Care home staff don’t have enough say when working with NHS staff 75 42 (56.0) 32 (42.7) 1 (1.3)
Lack of trust between the care home and NHS 77 33 (42.9) 42 (54.5) 2 (2.6)
Staff don’t stay long enough to get to know the NHS staff 71 9 (12.7) 62 (87.3) 0
It is important to have a named person we can contact 77 74 (96.1) 3 (3.9) 0
Staff don’t stay long enough to get involved in training with NHS staff 71 6 (8.5) 63 (88.7) 2 (2.8)
We cannot work together well because of different priorities 75 16 (21.3) 57 (76.0) 2 (2.7)

Gage et al.

Gage et al. BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:71   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-12-71

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