This is one in a series of regionally led events supported by NHS England to enable local commissioners, clinicians, providers and others to improve the care for older people living with frailty by coming together to consider local challenges and how these can be addressed.
Led by Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, and in conjunction with Health Innovation Manchester and Innovation Agency North West Coast, the event will support a problem-solving approach to improving the health and well-being of older people living with frailty in line with the challenges of an ageing population. The event will address frailty by building connectivity to local teams and start developing networks to support STP frailty leads in improving the quality of life for people with frailty.
This practical day brings together key national and regional stakeholders who want to improve services for people with frailty – including STP Leads, commissioners, clinicians from all relevant disciplines, primary, secondary and community care, across STP footprints to understand what’s working well, what’s not and to explore data sources and national tools to help us gain insight to make much needed improvements.
The aims of the event are:
- Focus national strategic plans for older people living with or at risk of developing frailty onto the STPs in your regional footprints.
- Align strategic planning and prioritisation focused on healthy ageing through to acute frailty management, long term and end of life care for older people across the region
- Share good practice more assertively and capitalise on what is working well in their region, where and why
- Identify regional variation and where key elements of frailty care are either missing or could be assisted to develop
- Explore workforce issues for example the role of extensivism in primary care
- Understand how we can best connect the national programme and STPs around frailty and older people going forwards.
Our Challenge through the event and post-event activity is to facilitate regional networks to support STPs to identify their priorities deliver their commitments around frailty and older people and help deliver key priorities identified in the Next Steps: Five Year Forward View.
Join us at Horizon Leeds on Friday 27 April from 9:15 to 16:45 to see how frailty leads are improving the quality of life for people with frailty. Register here.
To find out more about frailty and why it’s important, click here.
Take a look at NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Older People and Person Centred Integrated Care, Professor Martin J Vernon, new blog post as he previews a series of regional events on frailty care and healthy aging.
Do you have questions about Improving the Quality of Life for People with Frailty: Northern Meeting? Contact Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network