2022 Frailty and Urgent Care Meeting

Live 08 July 2022 On Demand until 8 July 2023
This meeting has applied for 6 credits of live CPD credit (expires 8 August 2022) and 6 credits Distance learning CPD accreditation (expires 08 July 2023) from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
This event is intended for clinicians and healthcare professionals working with older people in urgent care settings. The day will include keynote presentations from experts in their field, time for questions, and sessions demonstrating best practice approaches. We hope you will make contacts and start collaborations, which will continue on from this meeting.
Hybrid conference: Attend in person on the day, or attend virtually live or on demand. All registered attendees will receive access to recordings post event.
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Organised by the British Geriatrics Society, Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Society for Acute Medicine.

Sponsored by Astrazeneca, Advanz Pharma and Gedeon Richter 
AstraZeneca has provided a sponsorship grant towards this independent Programme. AstraZeneca has had no editorial input into or control over the agenda, content development or choice of speakers, except for the AstraZeneca sponsored symposia presentations. The sponsors have not had any input to the educational programme

Who should attend:

  • Consultants & specialist doctors in acute, emergency or geriatric medicine
  • Researchers in acute, emergency or geriatric medicine
  • Doctors training in related specialties
  • GPs wsi in Older People and GP trainees
  • Nurses and allied health professionals in acute, emergency and geriatric healthcare
  • Core medical trainees considering a career in acute, emergency or geriatric medicine

Conference aims:

  • Improve attendee's skills in the urgent care of frail older people
  • Inspire attendees to achieve personal excellence in the urgent healthcare of older people
  • Share focused best practice presentations and the latest research in urgent care of older people
  • Takeaway new activities and ideas to advance attendees' workplace services

Cost to attend

*All fees inclusive of VAT BGS, SAM or RCEM Member
Day Fee
BGS, SAM or RCEM Member
Virtual meeting Fee  
Day Fee  
Virtual meeting Fee (inc. VAT)

Senior Doctors – Post CCT or CESR CP Professions

Including Corporate Representatives


 £60 £200


Pre-CCT or CESR CP Professions
Healthcare professionals (Nurses, Physiotherapists, Researchers)

£60 £36 £100 £60
Retired member/ Students (Undergraduates in Medical School, Nursing or AHP courses) £30 £15 £50 £25

For SAM and RCEM members who wish to register at the discounted rate they will need to register via the BGS website, creating a website account if not already in place.
Complete the form as required until you see registration fees. Enter the discount code which should have been provided directly via SAM or RCEM websites. Alternatively contact registrations [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk with evidence of your current SAM or RCEM membership
SAM/ RCEM members who are also BGS members won’t be extended a further discount


  • Session overview

    Day 1 Session 1 Pre-Hospital and Community Settings 9.30 - 11.00

    Session 1 Pre-Hospital and Community Settings
    09.30 Pre-hospital frailty identification
    Abdullah Alshibani, PhD student & paramedic, Leicester

    09.45 Pre-hospital frailty responses: ED In The Home – EDITH
    Dr Patrick Hillery, Geriatric Emergency Medicine, St. Vincent's University Hospital

    10.00 Pre-Hospital Transfer and Clinical Discussion (PTCDA),
    Professor Jay Banerjee, Consultant in Geriatric Emergency Medicine/ Hon Professor, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trusts

    10.20 TARN silver trauma report
    Professor Tim Coats, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Dean for Clinical Data Science, University of Leicester

    10:50 Discussion

    Day 1 Session 2 Frailty in the Emergency Department 11.30 - 13.00

    Session 2 Frailty in the Emergency Department
    11.30 Screening and identifying frailty in ED
    Dr Fiona Wisniacki, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and Adam Brunning, Senior Programme Lead for Same Day Emergeny Care, NHS England

    12.00 How ED frailty MDT teams function
    Mr Joe Middleton, Advanced Practice Physiotherapist in Geriatric Emergency Medicine and Acute Frailty, Geriatric Emergency Medicine Service (GEMS), Weston General Hospital, UHBW.

    12.30 How we make ED environments frailty friendly
    Dr Kara McLoughlin Emergency Medicine Consultants, St. Vincent's University Hospital

    Day 1 Symposium 13.30 - 14.00 Managing Hyperkalaemia in the Acute Setting

    Sponsored by Astrazeneca
    Managing Hyperkalaemia in the Acute Setting
    Dr Kate Bramham - Honorary Consultant Nephrologist and Clinical Senior Lecturer King's Kidney Care, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,
    Denmark Hill, London & School of Life Course Sciences, King's College London

    Not eligible for external CPD
    Intended for Healthcare Professional Audience
    This is a promotional symposium sponsored and organised by AstraZeneca

    Day 1 Session 3 Frailty in Acute Ward Settings 14.00 - 15.30

    Session 3 Frailty in Acute Ward Settings
    14.00 Acute medical care in frail patients in care homes/at home
    Professor Daniel Lasserson, Professor of Acute Ambulatory Care, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    14.20 Acute frailty services
    Dr Thomas Knight, Acute Medicine Registrar and PhD Student at University of Birmignham

    14.40 Length of stay in acute admissions
    Dr Cat Atkin, Acute Med NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham

    15:00 Nurse staffing in acute medicine services
    Hannah Hegarty, Deputy Lead senior sister for AMU at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

    15.20 Discussion

    Day 1 Session 5 The National Context 16.00 - 17.00

    Session 5 The National Context
    16.00 Ageing Well Programme – update and stage of integration.
    Dr Adrian Hayter, GP and National Clinical Director for Older People at NHS England

    16.20 What does the data tell us? Findings from a selection of the NHS Benchmarking Network’s projects
    Nick Westmoreland, Senior Project Manager, NHS Benchmarking

Post Event Access

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The live CPD codes will be found in the RCP diary.

Watching more than 4 weeks post-broadcast date?

This will be classed by the RCP as distance learning and will be assigned a distance learning code and can be added to the diary as usual distance learning activities would be. 

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  • The videos are instantly available.
  • You can rewatch content for 12 months if you can’t join them all live.  
  • The RCP will allow you to claim CPD for up to 12 months after the delivery of a meeting where the archives are accessible.  
  • If you watch you will need to record this in your CPD diary using the event code and hours but we won’t send a certificate for people who only watch post event. 

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Distance learning

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