Tag Archives: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)

Where Best Next Campaign: Reducing Length of Hospital Stay (NHS England)

Summary Approximately 350,000 patients spend more than three weeks in a hospital each year, often with poor outcomes: “Many older people, particularly those who are frail and may have dementia, actually deteriorate while in hospital – a stay of more … Continue reading

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Frailty: Core Capabilities Framework (Skills for Health)

Summary Skills for Health have produced the Frailty Core Capabilities Framework. This framework was commissioned by Health Education England and NHS England, and aims to formalise the skills to provide high quality, holistic, compassionate care and support for persons with … Continue reading

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Benefits of Comprehensive Older Person’s Evaluation (COPE) Zones Embedded Within Emergency Assessment Units (Clinical Medicine)

Summary Promising results have been reported from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT): “ …introduction of an embedded frailty unit within the EAU at SRFT has allowed resources to be focused on older patients with the greatest need. We have … Continue reading

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Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People’s Report (BBC News / NHS Confedertation)

Summary The NHS Confederation’s Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People has provided further evidence that many persons aged over-65 are admitted to hospitals via accident and emergency (A&E) unnecessarily, usually with relatively poor outcomes and incurring higher costs … Continue reading

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The Power of Language: Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Term “Frailty” (Nursing Times / Age UK / BGS / BritainThinks)

Summary The “Frailty: Language and Perceptions” report, commissioned by Age UK and the British Geriatrics Society, indicates that use of the word “frailty” could deter older people from accessing services. Medical terminology such as “frailty” (and presumably “geriatric” too?) sometimes … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Updated Care of Older People in Hospital Standards (Healthcare Improvement Scotland)

Summary Revised Scottish standards concerning acute care of older people in hospital address all aspects of the patient care pathway, including initial assessment on admission, rehabilitation, care transitions and discharge planning. There are sixteen standards. Section headings comprise: Standard 1: … Continue reading

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