Anticipatory Care Blog Series

The 'Anticipatory Care Blog Series' promotes the importance of anticipatory care for older people and the benefits of early intervention. The arguments for anticipatory care were set out in the NHS Long Term Plan and we are hopeful that it should remain a key strand of the Ageing Well programme in England.

The COVID pandemic and decisions about resourcing within NHSEI have delayed the programme. The BGS is therefore publishing this blog series as a reminder of the importance of proactive care for older people.
We have invited a range of authors to write about their experience of providing anticipatory care to older people living at home or in other residential settings. We hope these blogs will demonstrate the value of early interventions with older people in terms of supporting healthy behaviours, keeping frailty at bay and slowing decline. 
Underlying all the blogs is the fundamental argument that early intervention improves health and wellbeing outcomes, reduces the risk of other care needs and saves money downstream, by reducing the need for more expensive care.  The blogs in this series can be viewed below.


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