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 project, supported by the Health Foundation and led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of British Geriatrics Society, focuses on a series of measurable harms posing a risk to older patients, including confusion, falls, and adverse drug reactions.
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 toolkit from the Royal College of Physicians recommends procedures for both initial assessment for older people on admission to acute care and later comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA).
This publication, developed by multidisciplinary group including the British Geriatrics Society, recommends ways in which emergency admissions can be reduced and the experience of those admitted improved.