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Caring for older people with frailty (jointly with the Royal College of General Practitioners and the British Geriatric Society)

Caring for older people with frailty (jointly with the Royal College of General Practitioners and the British Geriatric Society)

25th October 2017
9.00-10.30

The All-Party Parliamentary Health Group is delighted to be co-hosting an event with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the British Geriatric Society (BGS) focusing on caring for older people with frailty. The event will follow up on last year's joint report from the RCGP and the BGS entitled 'Integrated Care for Older People with Frailty'.

Improving care for older people with frailty - spreading best practice across the health and care system

Date:             Wednesday 25th October 2017

Time:             09.00 - 10.30am

Chair:            Baroness Masham of Ilton

Speakers:

  • Prof. Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Dr Eileen Burns, President, British  Geriatrics Society
  • Tom Gentry, Head of Health Influencing, Age UK
  • NHS England - speaker TBC

The All-Party Parliamentary Health Group, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) are delighted to be hosting a joint seminar at Westminster to discuss the findings of last year’s RCGP/BGS joint report,  Joining up care for older people with frailty: Innovative approaches in practice, and progress made one year on.

Improvements in public health and advancements in medicine mean that people in the UK are now living longer than ever before. Life expectancy has been rising steadily for decades - although recent evidence shows that this rise may be levelling off. Whilst increased life expectancy is a very positive development, one consequence is that older patients are also, increasingly, living with multiple, long-term conditions, which brings with it a number of challenges for general practice, and the wider NHS and social services. Older people make up the majority of those attending GP surgeries and acute hospitals, and two-fifths of the NHS budget is now spent on the over-65s. The need for a fundamental change in the way that services are commissioned and delivered for older people is therefore at the forefront of the current debate about health and social care provision.

Joining up care for older people with frailty, published in November 2016, highlights 13 innovative case studies of integrated best practice in care for older people with complex needs, led by GPs and geriatricians.

To discuss the findings of the report, and consider how pockets of best practice can be scaled up to become embedded in health and care services across the UK, we are delighted to be joined by a distinguished panel of speakers including, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners; Dr Eileen Burns, President of the British Geriatrics Society; and Tom Gentry, Head of Health Influencing at Age UK.

We are also delighted that Baroness Masham of Ilton, a Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group, will be chairing the event for us. 

Location
Houses of Parliament
SW1 0AA
United Kingdom