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Transforming Acute Care for Older People Living with Frailty

Wed, 10 Jul 2024

Virtual, Online

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This timely conference focuses on the important issue of transforming acute care for people with frailty. The event will provide an essential guide to improving the quality of care for people with frailty and supporting them to stay out of hospital including the implementation of the February 2024 NHS England FRAIL strategy for the development and improvement of acute frailty same day emergency care services and the National CQUIN. Redesign of acute frailty services is crucial to meeting increasing demand and improving the quality of life for older people.

“A person who is defined as frail is at high risk of adverse outcomes such as falls, immobility, delirium, incontinence, side effects of medication – and admission to hospital or the need for long-term care. People with frailty can be vulnerable to dramatic and sudden changes in their health due to, for example, infection, medication change or a new environment.”

NHS England 13th February 2024

“Around 10% of people aged over 65 live with frailty. This figure rises to between 25% and a 50% for those aged over 85. It’s important that people living with frailty have access to proactive, joined-up care to maximise health and wellbeing and prevent problems arising in the first place. Equally important is access to rapid, specialist services in the event of a health crisis.”

Age UK

“Acute frailty services routinely and systematically assess frailty in older people who present acutely to urgent and emergency care (UEC) services, with the aim of doing this within 30 minutes of a person’s arrival… This will mean more older people living with frailty can be safely discharged on the same day they arrive, avoiding admission overnight.”

NHS England 13th February 2024

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve acute care for frail older people

  • Reflect on national developments and learning

  • Implement the NHS England FRAIL strategy in practice

  • Meeting the national CQUIN on identification and management of frailty in emergency departments

  • Learn from outstanding practice in delivering acute frailty services

  • Improve the way you support people with frailty

  • Develop your skills in identifying and diagnosing frailty

  • Understand how you can improve the response to emergency admissions and deliver same day acute frailty services

  • Identify key strategies for preventing unnecessary hospital admission

  • Understand the principles and practicalities of setting up and running a virtual frailty ward

  • Learn from the delivery of a frailty improvement programme in acute care

  • Understand how you can use the Specialised Clinical Frailty Toolkit to improve practice

  • Explore priorities and challenges in improving end of life care for people with frailty

  • Ensure frailty presenting as falls is effectively identified and managed

  • Improve prescribing and reduce polypharmacy

  • Self-assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Speakers include:

Leanne Armstrong

Senior ACP in Frailty
Frailty/ Elderly Care
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Owen Ingram

Consultant Geriatrician
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Dr Clifford Lisk

Consultant Physician, Acute and Geriatric Medicine
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr James Adams

Consultant Geriatrician
Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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