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 guide produced by NHS England aims to provide practical guidance for commissioners, providers and nursing, medical and allied health professional leaders.