Is Wessex Frailty Fit?

Wessex AHSN Healthy Ageing & Nutrition has recently published a new report… which describes their Healthy Ageing approach (and outputs) in developing the Wessex Acute Frailty Audit.

Wessex AHSN Healthy Ageing and Nutrition Programme focuses on the prevention and treatment of malnutrition in older people.

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Complementing this piece of work, the NHS Benchmarking Network was commissioned to complete a Wessex cut of the national Managing Frailty and Delayed Transfers of Care in the Acute Setting data, focusing on the pathway of frail older people. This also included a Service User Audit, which was developed with the British Geriatrics Society.

The NHS Benchmarking Network and Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) held a collaborative workshop on Tuesday 26th February 2019: Is Wessex Frailty Fit? The event brought together Wessex Trusts alongside national bodies, including the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and NHS England, to discuss frailty in the Wessex region and local action planning to create service improvement plans.

Data collection for Managing Frailty & Delayed Transfers of Care in the Acute Setting 2019 project is open. For a second year the Network is delivering the 2019 project in collaboration with the GIRFT Geriatric Medicine workstream. Participants (in England only) will be asked if they consent to sharing their data with the GIRFT programme. Highlights from the 2018 project are available online.

Registration and submission of data is via the NHS Benchmarking Network member portal. If you have any queries about this project, please contact Lucy Trubacik, 0161 266 1333.