Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Toolkit for Primary Care Practitioners
The CGA toolkit for General Practitioners and medical and healthcare professionals working in primary care settings explains what comprehensive geriatric assessment is, in what circumstances to use it, how it is done together with planning and involvement of social services.
In addition, the series includes guides on specific medical issues that older patients may present with. These nine 'CGA issues' guides cover a range of conditions and situations, from bone health to end of life care.
The Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View published in March 2017 noted that the NHS needs to help older people living with frailty stay healthy and independent for as long as possible. This Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Online Toolkit from BGS is an excellent and comprehensive resource and supports this need by support primary care work with older people and their families to stay well for longer
Dr Dawn Moody, Associate National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Person-Centred Care for NHS England
This comprehensive toolkit will be a very helpful resource for primary care teams in Scotland and across the UK. We are delighted to see increasing awareness of the importance of frailty assessment in the community
Dr Christine McAlpine, Chair of the British Geriatrics Society's Scotland Council