Frailsafe is growing…

Zoe Wyrko is a Consultant physician at University Hospital Birmingham and is the Director of Workforce for the BGS. She tweets at @geri_babyfrailSafeLogo

Sometimes, when you are closely involved with something it can be hard to see how far you have come until you stop and take a look back. In February I wrote about how the checklist to improve the care of older people living with frailty had developed from a ‘good idea’ into a multi-organisational collaborative project funded by a Health Foundation grant. Tom Downes has also previously blogged about the project.

Pilot sites have been selected, agreements signed, and multidisciplinary teams chosen within hospitals to take the work forward. Continue reading

Calling all geriatricians… FRAILsafe needs you!!

Zoe Wyrko is pleased to announce the next phase of FRAILsafe, a new checklist for the acute care of frail older people.your country needs you

Would you like to be involved in a national project which will change the way care is delivered to all frail older people, not just those who are able to be looked after by geriatricians on our specialist wards? Would you like to be part of work that will lead to improvements in the skills of all healthcare professionals who encounter vulnerable people in hospital? Would you like to see a reduction in the inadvertent harm caused when a frail older person needs to be admitted to hospital? If so …. read on. Continue reading