Frailty - identification and interventions

Course Overview

  • Definition of frailty
  • Frailty scales
  • Prevalence of frailty in different settings: community, care homes, acute admissions and inpatients
  • Theories underpinning the pathophysiology of frailty
  • Clinical presentation of frail older people
  • Adverse outcomes of frailty in different settings: community and inpatients
  • Evidence based interventions to improve outcomes for frail older people in a range of settings
  • Robustly articulate arguments to focus on the care of older people
  • Able to employ a range of teaching techniques to influence colleagues behaviours to older people
  • Frailty Core Capabilities Framework (understanding tiers and articulate
  • Person’s experience of living with Frailty and patient outcomes desired to see
  • Care planning
  • Treatment
  • Language of frailty – conversations with carers
  • Advocate for frail older people
  • Demonstrate experience working in a unit with a frailty pathway


  BGS Member Non-Member
Full Course (With CPD) £150 £300
Content access only £0.00 £100


Access Types

The elearning course is accessible in two versions.

1. Content only.

This permits the participant to view all the module chapters and undertake the multiple-choice questions as a means to check their understanding of the content covered. It does not issue a certificate of completion, or a CPD certificate. BGS Members can access this without additional cost, and non-members for a fee.

2. Full Course with CPD
This permits the participant to view all the module chapters, and undertake the multiple-choice questions. If the participant achieves an average of 85% pass rate on the Multiple choice questions across all module chapters, a CPD certificate is issued to reflect this. This access is charged for both members and non-members of the BGS.

The BGS is funded solely by its members and educational activities. Development of this module incurred costs, as does the administration and issuing of CPD certificates. 
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