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COVID-19: Frailty scores and outcomes in older people
This page brings together studies specifically examining the link between frailty and COVID-19 outcomes in acute care. It is intended that it will be updated every month following a review of the literature to provide an update on any frailty and COVID-19 papers.
Frailty Hub: Education and training
Here you can find links to our new frailty e-learning module and other useful training materials.
Frailty Hub: Frailty and the NHS
This area of the Frailty Hub focuses on the national picture. Here you can access publications by NHS England, NICE, GIRFT, NHS RightCare and NHS Benchmarking.
Frailty Hub: Setting up and developing frailty services
Useful information to help you set up a frailty service, with examples of best practice, service development, and business cases.
Frailty Hub: Frailty in specific settings
Collated resources on frailty in settings including care home medicine, emergency medicine, frailty units and community. Resources relevant to specialised services such as diabetes, heart failure and oncology can also be found here.
Frailty Hub: Introduction to frailty
Find out what frailty is and how it can be diagnosed and managed.
COVID-19: BGS statement on research for older people during the COVID-19 pandemic
Research is an essential part of the global and UK strategy and response to COVID-19. This is the British Geriatrics Society statement on research for older people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presentation slides: BGS Autumn Meeting 2019
The BGS Autumn Meeting 2019 was held 6-8 November in Leicester.
Falls Management Exercise (FaME) Implementation Toolkit
This NIHR CLAHRC toolkit provides a suite of resources that commissioners can use to plan, implement and monitor the FaME programme.
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.
NI Frailty Network Launch
The Northern Ireland Frailty Network was launched on 28 March 2019.
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: Falls in older people
These articles have been selected by the Editor of Age and Ageing for inclusion in this special collection of the Journal's best articles on falls.
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.
Age and Ageing collection: Sarcopenia research and practice
Selected key references that showcase developments in the field of sarcopenia, how definitions have evolved and evidence on prevalence, causes, and adverse effects.
Frailty and lung disease: Best practice
Dr Laura Pugh and Dr Chris Dyer of the BGS Respiratory SIG explain how acute respiratory and geriatric medicine teams can work together on issues of frailty.
Presentation slides: BGS Spring Meeting 2019
The BGS Spring Meeting was held on 10-12 April 2019 in Cardiff.
How can I provide person-centred care for older people living with frailty?
As frailty progresses, individuals become more susceptible to developing conditions known as frailty syndromes, which may include multiple falls, acute confusion/delirium, sudden loss of mobility and incontinence.