This research paper looks at the effect of a twelve-month individually tailored multifactorial, interdisciplinary intervention targeting frailty, compared with usual care. The intervention reduced phenotypically defined frailty (weakness, slowness, and low energy expenditure) and improved mobility.
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.
This guide produced by NHS England aims to provide practical guidance for commissioners, providers and nursing, medical and allied health professional leaders.
This paper from the Institute of Public Care examines the need for a coordinated approach to prevention and early intervention. It also looks at predictive modelling of those who are most likely to need hospital admission or care home admission.
This toolkit from the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition is aimed at those involved in commissioning services to help health and care organisations to develop and implement a variety of safe approaches to nutritional care.