Beverley Marriott is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner working in the Birmingham community healthcare foundation trust. She is also a King’s College Older Person Fellow. She tweets @bevbighair
Nationally there is increasing recognition of the needs of frail older people in health systems, and the UK’s rapidly ageing population will only increase in the years to come.
Dr Ram Byravan (Consultant and Clinical Director Heart of England Elderly Care) states that the prevalence of multimorbidity is on the rise, with 44% of people over 75 now living with more than one long-term condition – geriatricians and GPs are uniquely suited to lead the response to the challenges of caring for this group. Continue reading