Frailty Hub: Education and training
Here you can find links to our new frailty e-learning module and other useful training materials.
BGS e-learning frailty module
The BGS has launched an e-learning module on Frailty - identification and interventions which is available to view with or without accredited CPD (10 hours).
BGS members can access this material on a reference-only basis free of charge.
The module covers:
- The definition of frailty
- An explanation and review of frailty scales
- The prevalence of frailty in different settings: community, care homes, acute admissions and inpatients
- The 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
- Develop course participant's ability to articulate arguments to focus on the care of older people
- Help course participant to employ a range of teaching techniques to influence colleagues behaviours to older people
- Frailty Core Capabilities Framework (understanding tiers and articulate this when discussing frailty with other healthcare professionals, patients and family)
- Review of an older persons' experience of living with Frailty and understand the patient's desired outcomes
- Anticipatory care planning
- Language of frailty – for appropriate use in conversations with carers
- Develop skills to be able to advocate for frail older people
- Aid demonstration of experience with frailty pathways
|To access the e-learning module and view prices, please click here.|
Skills for Health
This is a collaborative initiative by Health Education England, NHS England and Skills for Health which provides a single, consistent and comprehensive framework that sets out the skills, knowledge and behaviours expected of any person who is involved in the care and support for people living with frailty.
- Domain A: Understanding, identifying and assessing frailty
- Domain B: Person-centred collaborative working
- Domain C: Managing frailty
- Domain D: Underpinning principles
- Tier 1: Those that require general awareness of frailty
- Tier 2: Health and social care staff and others who regularly work with people living with frailty.
- Tier 3: Health, social care and other professionals who provide expert care and lead services for people living with frailty.