The Acute Frailty Network - Cohort 8 launching Spring 2020

Does your organisation strive to reduce emergency admissions and length of stay for frail older people? The Acute Frailty Network is a 12 month improvement programme designed as a professional network to support participating sites to rapidly adopt best practice to improve emergency services for frail older people.

The AFN have worked with over 70 organisations over the past 4 years - to see how they have benefitted from working with the AFN, please go to the Acute Frailty Network website ( and take a look at the case studies by clicking on the Resources tab. 

The next cohort of the programme is due to commence in March 2020. The programme is designed as a collaborative and teams made up from colleagues from across the health community sign up (8 per team).

Each programme runs for 12 months and participating trusts are supported in a number of ways. The support includes:

  • 3 National events (8 places at each event)

  • Topic specific master classes

  • Webinars

  • Site visits

  • 1-1 help as needed

  • Expertise on measurement

  • A Return on Investment calculator

  • Measuring patient experience and using experience based design to improve services

  • Sustainability assessment

  • Members web resource repository for all outputs from the programme from participating sites

A large portion of the programme is delivered remotely but there are a number of physical events. These are:

  • Three National Events

  • Improvement Methodology Master Class

  • Measurement Master Class

  • Nursing/Therapies Master Class

Download the information pack with an overview of the programme for your information.

If you are keen to take part and would like a place on the next programme or any further information in the interim, please email or call on 07825 351966