Guideline for the care of people living with frailty undergoing elective and emergency surgery
The Centre for Perioperative Care, working in collaboration with the British Geriatrics Society, has published guidance for the care of people living with frailty undergoing elective and emergency surgery that encompasses the whole perioperative pathway.
Silver Book II: Geriatric syndromes
This chapter of the Silver Book II covers the presentation of common geriatric conditions in an urgent care context.
BOAST: The care of the older or frail orthopaedic trauma patient
This standard has been jointly produced by the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) and other organisations.
Presentation slides: Frailty and Urgent Care 2019
The BGS Frailty and Urgent Care Meeting 2019 was held on 15 February 2019 in London.
Age and Ageing collection: Frailty in older people
This collection shows how far frailty has come, not just an abstract concept, but a condition with an established and important place in the healthcare of older people.
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.