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Excellent turnout at frailty event

Posted: 3rd May 2018

More than 100 delegates from across the North of England attended a meeting last week to discuss how to improve the quality of care for people living with frailty.

The event was hosted by the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and supported by NHS England.

It brought together key national and regional professionals who want to improve services for people with frailty, including commissioners, clinicians and representatives from primary, secondary and community care, including local authorities.

Delegates had the opportunity to listen to a range of presentations, participate in several question and answer sessions and share best practice through networking opportunities.

The objectives for the day were to:

  • Identify the services available to support people who are defined as being frail
  • Look at what improvements can be made within Frailty Programmes
  • Promote existing best practice
  • Explore how we can work together to improve care and services within the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) regions.

Presentations were from both a national and regional perspective and included:

After lunch, delegates took part in table discussions between STP regions including: Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire, Humber Coast and Vale, Lancashire and South Cumbria, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw and West Yorkshire and Harrogate.

The day concluded with key actions being captured through delegate feedback during the STP discussions.

Watch a video from the day