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Action on Frailty

September 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:15 pm

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Why attend?

This one-day event focuses on one of the key challenges currently facing our health and care economy and is a key focus for our Patient Safety Collaborative.  The event is free to attend and will highlight the work being done to support older people with frailty from an acute setting to the care home environment. It will also showcase quality improvement initiatives being supported by the Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN).

What you will get from attending?

  • Hear how teams are making progress and learning about how to make improvement to services for older people with frailty.
  • Share progress, review achievements and discover improvements to frail older peoples’ health and social services within the region.
  • Consider the gaps and possibilities for further improvement and exchange ideas.
  • Forge connections with others involved in local and regional initiatives to help your local improvement work.

Areas to be covered

  • Implications of ageing and frailty for modern health and care systems.
  • Discovering great geriatric care.
  • Discharge to assess – a practical workshop looking at the reality and operational running of discharge to assess.
  • Improving patient discharge through a ‘safer care bundle’.
  • Patient engagement and involvement.
  • Measurement for improvement – a chance to work through some of your own measures.
  • Leading an improvement project – the practicalities, tools and tips.

Speakers include:

  • Professor David Oliver – President Elect, British Geriatric Society
  • Professor Tom Downes – Clinical Lead for Quality & Improvement, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • A range of clinical and managerial leaders who are implementing and leading projects from across the region

Who should attend?

Providing effective support for older people with frailty cuts across professional, organisational, care, health and voluntary sector boundaries. We are keen to see teams that reflect this range of staff, inclusive of patients, clients and their carers.

The event is aimed at:

  • Clinical and Managerial leads
  • Improvement leads
  • Patient and carer representatives
  • Those working to support frail older people in their homes and communities (including frontline NHS staff, care homes and social services).


September 28, 2016
9:00 am - 5:15 pm
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