Streamlining Frailty Assessment Models and Pathways
This specialised frailty seminar has been developed to equip professional teams with the right tools to embed efficiency from the very first stages of setting up, all the way through to expanding and developing an already successful service. Compare different assessment models, discover the most effective balance between therapy, clinical and lower band staff and understand the true benefits of a dedicated frailty unit. Attend this one educational forum and share best practice approaches with your peers, ultimately learning how to minimise unnecessary admissions, facilitate earlier discharge and empower frail patients to stay in their homes, safely, for longer.
Frailty teams across the NHS are being stretched to cope with rising demand, whilst capacity is often under threat from funding issues. In order to keep frail patients at the centre of care, this evidence-led study day will explore how to streamline service delivery and provide effective yet cost-efficient support for frail older people. As a delegate at this seminar, you will not only hear from teams that are providing gold-standard frailty care, but also from teams that have faced significant challenges and found viable, workable solutions. You will take away:
- Practical advice for setting up an acute frailty unit, including staffing and budget considerations
- In-depth understanding of different frailty assessment models and their care implications
- Strategies to avoid unnecessary admissions and discharge frail people sooner
Amidst the boom of an ageing population, the importance of great frailty care is becoming more and more apparent. This timely conference has been constructed to address every stage of the frailty pathway, recognising that each step- from assessment to discharge – is a process that can be streamlined using the advice of your peers. Attend this one day and build a comprehensive, useful knowledge of the wider frailty network and return to your service with the right tools to:
- Deliver patient-centred care by adopting a practical yet individual approach
- Feel confident in your choice of assessment and in the practicalities of assessing
- Reduce length of stay for frail patients, and cut the number of unnecessary admissions
- Achieve value by accurately identifying and implementing cost-efficient pathways
- Bring together an eclectic and efficient mix of staff, with broad specialities
If your frailty service finds the assessment process time-consuming and have been left wondering when and how they are best undertaken, then this event is for you. Offering a practical guide on assessment models, staffing structures and delivering a patient-centred service, this bespoke seminar will benefit:
- Senior Occupational Therapists
- Senior Physiotherapists
- Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Therapy Managers
- Therapy Team Leaders
- Consultant Physicians
Have you considered sponsoring or exhibiting at this day? If you join us in 2017, you will be able to talk directly to this audience of frailty and geriatrics professionals, build familiarity and take away leads.
If you belong to an association or network that is related to frailty, SBK would welcome working with you. We can offer your members or network a discounted rate and a link with your website here. Current Media Partner includes CPDme. CPDme offers an easy to use interactive continuing professional development (CPD) portfolio builder and mobile application which has been developed by Health & Social Care professionals to make recording and managing CPD simple, easy and affordable. Click on the logo for further information.
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This event will follow on from ‘Delivering your Integrated Frailty Pathway’, held in Birmingham in December 2016. This study day received some truly excellent feedback including ‘quality of speakers and topics very good’ and ‘sharing and generating ideas = key points to take back to the trust’.
View further details and find out how to buy the documentation for Delivering your Integrated Frailty Pathway
|09.30||Registration and refreshments|
|10.00||Chair’s opening remarks |
Maria Panourgia, Consultant Ortho-Geriatrician, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Choosing and Implementing your Frailty Assessment Model
|10.10||Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment: why, when and how to use the gold standard |
Can CGAs be simplified? Making the best use of your assessment time
Gauging need: deciding when CGA is needed and if not, which of the other options to use
Best practice: using CGA results to create an effective, personalised care plan
Breaking the acute care testing cycle: alternatives to overreliance on multiple tests and CGAs
Martin Vernon, National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Care, NHS England
|10.40||Electronic Frailty Index: using assessment tools to increase awareness and engagement |
Outlining the index: how does it score frailty and how does it compare to other assessments?
Targeted interventions: helping GPs to accurately identify & treat varying severities of frailty
Evidenced benefits: demonstrating the effectiveness and usefulness of the eFI
Self-aware services: understanding how weaker areas can be improved and built upon
Sarah De Biase, Improvement Programme Manager, Healthy Ageing Collaborative, Improvement Academy part of the AHSN Yorkshire and Humber
Practical Considerations for a Dedicated Frailty Service
|11.30||Case study: setting up a specialised acute frailty service and mapping the initial outcomes|
Service overview: service aims, staff buy-in, strategies and the logistics of set-up
Proactive identification of frailty: reaching out to A&E to prevent frail admissions
Discharge and readmission rates: measuring the impact of specialised frailty services
Future possibilities: maintaining and improving on the initial successes
Eleri Wyn Evans, Senior Clinical Site Manager, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
|12.00||Staffing for frailty: establishing a supportive and effective care team |
Building multidisciplinary teams: ensuring a comprehensive availability of skills
Encouraging flexibility: changing working culture to boost adaptability and coverage
Making the most of band 5s: maximising the impact of more readily available staff
Geriatrician leadership: how can geriatricians support and encourage staff
|12.30||Group discussion: How can you expand frailty services to cope with increased demand? |
Are you nervous that the increased focus on finding potentially frail patients will put too much strain on your already stretched service? How can you promote adaptability and efficiency amongst current staff, or will you have to rely on new recruits?
Driving Forward Your Patient-Centred and Efficient Frailty Service
|2.00||People-centred care: developing an Older Persons’ Assessment and Liaison Team (OPAL)|
Enabling weekend discharges: minimising the number of older people ‘stuck’ in hospital beds
Reducing length of stay: what can be done to ensure patients are discharged quickly & safely?
Complexities in frailty: the importance of understanding the full medical condition
Pharmacy and therapy reviews: checking regularly to be sure that the given treatment is right
Lauren Wentworth, Consultant Geriatrician, Complex Health, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
|2.30||Group Discussion: Minimising unnecessary delays by identifying frailty earlier|
How does your service ensure a quick response to suspected frailty? Do you have any colleagues positioned in A&E to provide an initial assessment? Discuss in groups how you can facilitate better outcomes by identifying frailty at the earliest possible point.
Strategies to Reduce the Likelihood of Acute Admissions for Frail Older People
|3.20||CGA on Safari: Streamlining the Older Surgical Patient Pathway|
The effect of frailty on length of stay: outlining project motivations and set-up
A unique approach to staffing: bringing together surgeons, geriatricians, nurses and a wider MDT
Delivering CGA at the hospital front door: enabling early interventions for suspected frailty
Reducing the length of stay for frail surgical patients: initial outcomes
Sharon Grady, Sister / Service Improvement Manager, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
|3.50||Group discussion: How can your service minimise length of stay and reduce delayed ToC?|
Many frail patients can spend an unexpectedly long time in acute care, but how does your team monitor those people and ensure that they return home as soon as possible? Discuss in groups what strategies can effectively minimise the length of stay for frail patients, and how you ensure a safe yet timely discharge.
|4.20||Close of Day|
Learn how to improve care standards for frailty services by immersing your team in the shared knowledge, experience and guidance with:
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