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Transforming Acute Care for Older People Living with Frailty

Thu, 29 Feb 2024

Virtual, Online

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According to Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT), a national programme designed to improve medical care within the NHS, the daily hospital admissions for frailty were more than 4,000 pre-Covid, most coming through A&E. Many of these admissions were for ‘minor’ reasons that would usually not require admission without frailty. This conference brings together distinguished experts in the field of geriatrics and offers a comprehensive and practical guide for improving the care of older people living with frailty in clinical practice. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the latest national updates and guidelines, evidence-based practices, and strategies to optimise patient outcomes within the NHS. The conference delves into the healthcare system strengthening for people with frailty, latest national updates, strategies for identifying and diagnosing frailty, a step-by-step guide on delivering frailty education and training for staff, polypharmacy in geriatrics, virtual wards for frailty management, surgical care, falls, and end of life care in advanced frailty. Throughout the day, there will be interactive sessions, small breakout groups, and collaborative exercises, fostering a dynamic learning experience.

“As the population ages, frailty is becoming a more prevalent condition presenting local health systems with a number of key challenges. Increasing numbers of people are at risk of developing frailty and people living with frailty are experiencing unwarranted variation in their care.”

NHS England

“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

This conference will enable you to:

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

  • Learn from outstanding practice in developing dedicated frailty services 

  • Reflect on national developments and clinical guidelines 

  • Improve the way you support people with frailty 

  • Develop your skills in identifying and diagnosing frailty 

  • Understand how you can prevent and manage deconditioning in patients with frailty

  • 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 meeting the BGS End of Life Care in Frailty Guidance 

  • 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:

Dr Clifford Lisk

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

Dr James Adams

Consultant Geriatrician

Mark Johnston

Peri-Operative care for Older People undergoing Surgery (POPS) lead; British Geriatric Society POPS Co-Chair
Liverpool University Hospitals 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 Carolyn Goodbody 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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