HoW-CGA - Introduction to the service level toolkit
You are an anaesthetist, a surgeon, an oncology specialist, or other acute care physician. Team members’ training may not have focused on the needs of older people and may lack confidence and expertise in managing older people.
HoW-CGA Chapter 1: Using data to identify problem and convince others about the solution
The first challenge on your improvement journey is to identify whether there are areas of the care you provide for frail older patients that could be improved, and then convincing others that the solution to the problem is the right one.
How-CGA Chapter 2: Self-assessment
You may already have a good idea about the service outcomes you wish to improve. Evidence suggests that integrating assessment and management of frail older patients into your service is more effective than having a consultation geriatric service at arm’s length.
HoW-CGA Chapter 3: Team approach to change
Designing solutions and delivering change is more effective when delivered by a core team of people who invest in engaging with a network of stakeholders. You may wish to start thinking about the advocates of improving care for frail older people in your service early.
HoW-CGA Chapter 4: Barriers to implementation
The overarching message about successful improvement shows how social relationships in organisations are key for embedding the technical features of change. A lot of time and energy in leading organisational change will require you to uncover and mitigate barriers.
Hospital Wide Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (HoW CGA) - History of the project
The aim of the Hospital Wide Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (HoW CGA) project was to inform NHS managers, clinicians, patients and the public about how best to organise hospital services for frail older people.
Hospital Wide Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (HoW-CGA): Overview
The aim of this project was to provide high quality evidence on delivering hospital-wide Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA). Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) improves outcomes for frail older people, particularly on specialised wards.
National Frailty Conference Presentations
Twelve downloadable presentations given at the Third National Frailty Conference in 2017.
Deconditioning and loss of functional abilities in frail older people may start soon after arriving in hospital. Many end up in a care home prematurely because of it. This campaign, with downloadable resources, aims to encourage patients to 'Sit up, get dressed, keep moving!'