Recognising frailty - recommendations
- Older people should be assessed for the possible presence of frailty during all encounters with health and social care professionals. Slow gait speed, the PRISMA questionnaire, the timed-up-and-go test are recommended as reasonable assessments. The Edmonton Frail Scale is recommended in elective surgical settings.
- Provide training in frailty recognition to all health and social care staff who are likely to encounter older people.
- Do not offer routine population screening for frailty.