Introduction to Frailty
What is frailty and why should you look for it in the older patient? We outline the causes and possible ways to prevent frailty, as well as asking if there is any value in screening for frailty on a population or practice-wide basis.
Fit for Frailty Part 1
Once you've identified that an older person has frailty, what steps you can take to undertake a holistic review, or Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, in order to manage frailty. And can frailty be reversed?
Making Health and Care Systems fit for an Ageing Population
A seminal King's Fund Report in which David Oliver et. al. describes the steps required to make health and care systems fit for their core patient group - namely older people.
Growing old in common lodgings
Originally lodging houses were designed to accommodate younger labourers who came to town to find work but were unable to travel to and from their own homes. Gradually the population changed to include an increasing proportion of older men, particularly pensioners.
As we were in the early post war years - The 1941-1945 hospital surveys
In 1941 Ernest Brown, presented the House of Commons with the general principles on which the government proposed to base its post war hospital policy. He was organising surveys of hospital services in England and Wales, which in the event took 4/5 years to complete.
The BGS Recommended Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine for Medical Undergraduates
All undergraduate curricula must have a core consisting of the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes which students must have by the time they graduate. These enable students to develop self-directed learning and become familiar with research and presentation skills.
Clarification of training requirements for higher specialist trainees in Geriatric Medicine in Old Age Psychiatry
Based on the specialty training curriculum for geriatric medicine, reference is made to the guidelines for collaboration between physicians of geriatric medicine and psychiatrists of old age.
From Hippocrates to Marjory Warren
It is widely assumed that geriatric medicine was an invention of the twentieth century. However, from the time of Hippocrates, there has been interest in the prolongation of the lifespan, the maintenance of health in old age and age related disease patterns.
Safe Nurse Staffing Levels on Wards
Can it be used by nurses to determine whether staffing levels are safe on their wards?
Geriatricians in Medicine
Geriatrics is the largest specialty doing general medicine and providing acute medical care of patients admitted as emergencies. As general physicians, they share with other specialists in Acute/General Medicine the provision of the first 24-48 hours of emergency medical care of all adults.