In this video Professor John Young, national clinical director for the frail elderly and integration, NHS England, explores the challenges frailty presents for health and care - stressing it is not a disease and affects the whole body and each person differently. He also introduces a new cost-effective coding system, currently under trial in primary care, which focuses on earlier detection.
The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) has launched the first of a two-part guidance on the recognition and management of older patients with frailty in community and outpatient settings. Called Fit for Frailty, it has been produced in association with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Age UK.
This important report from The Kings Fund authored by David Oliver, Catherine Foot, and Richard Humphries describes some of the problems with systems of care for frailer older people and sets out a framework and tools to help local service leaders improve the care they provide for older people.
This guest interview for the IHIs readmissions blog addresses some of the challenges and opportunities to improve systems of care for frail older people.
This systematic review by Dr. Margaret MacAdam aimed to locate frameworks of integrated health care for for older people in Canada.