Useful information produced by the Older People with Frailty Programme, or infromation which we beleive will be useful in relation to frailty appears below.
  • The ‘Silver Book’ aims to present an overview of many of the most pressing and clinical and social problems met by older people when they present in an emergency
  • The British Geriatrics Society Fit for Frailty Part 2 guidance document, published in January 2015, follows on from the Fit for Frailty Part 1 document.  It provides advice and guidance on the development, commissioning and management of services for people living with frailty in community settings. It is aimed at GPs, geriatricians, Health Service managers, Social Service managers and Commissioners of Services
  • The recently released National Hip Fracture Database Annual Report 2015 considers the care of patients with hip fracture, but is also has much wider implications. Hip fracture is an ideal marker condition with which to examine and challenge the quality and outcome of the care offered to frail and older patients by the modern NHS
  • The NHS Benchmarking Network run a project looking at the care of older people in acute settings - exploring the pathway that people take through the acute hospital, beginning in A&E and assessment units, and moving through to inpatient wards and supported discharge teams. The NHS Benchmarking Network have produced a case study about their work with EMAHSN in this area
We have a selection of evidence reviews and summary reports on the care of older people living with frailty. They can be downloaded from our resource hub.              
We are working to deliver improved outcomes for patients and the NHS across the East Midlands. One of the ways we are doing this is by creating an East Midlands Falls Network.

We want senior representatives from organisations with a strategic role in the delivery of outcomes in osteoporosis, falls and fractures from primary care, community care, secondary care, healthcare commissioners, ambulance services, academia and public health to come together to:
  • Share innovations
  • Share knowledge around falls prevention
  • Understand the existing networks and practices that are already in place in order to avoid duplication and spread best practice
  • Improve the health of people who have fallen
  • Reduce the variation of falls care practice
  • Understand how falls prevention varies in different organisations, for example Clinical Commissioning Groups, GPs, the ambulance service, hospitals and community care. What is the patient journey following a fall and how can we work together to ensure the best possible recovery and prevention for patients in the future.
If you'd like to find out more or get involved contact our Programme Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..