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 and 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 CGA guides cover a range of conditions and situations, from bone health to end of life care.

The NHS Long Term Plan, published in January 2019, notes that the NHS needs to help older people living with frailty stay healthy and independent for as long as possible. This guide from the BGS is an excellent and comprehensive resource addressing this need. It supports primary care work with older people, and their families, to help them 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, Past Chair of the British Geriatrics Society Scotland Council

  • The first section (chapters 1-9 via the links below) explains the elements of CGA and how to integrate it into personalised care planning.
  • The second section (chapters 10-18 via the links below) explains how CGA applies to specific situations and clinical presentations.

The entire toolkit can also be downloaded as a complete printable PDF on the sidebar of each page.

Download a PDF containing all the content in this series.