If you are interested in learning more about the definitions and challenges associated with frailty and the way in which it is defined, experienced and managed then please explore the collection of public-facing reports found below. If you are looking for a more in-depth, research perspective then you might also like to review our repository of relevant research papers.

NIHR Policy Research Unit Older People and Frailty

This briefing highlights the concerns of care recipients and the public. The aim is to identify, highlight and synthesise the issues that are important to older people living with multiple conditions and their carers

Increasing numbers of people are at risk of developing frailty. People living with frailty are experiencing unwarranted variation in their care. This toolkit will provide you with expert practical advice and guidance on how to commission and provide the best system wide care for people living with frailty.

BritainThinks on behalf of Age UK and the British Geriatrics Society

The clinical identification of frailty is increasingly thought to be important in countries with ageing populations. Understanding how older people labelled as frail make sense of this categorisation is therefore important. A number of recent studies have reported negative perceptions of the term among older people themselves. Building on this, we focus on how and why those assessed to be frail make sense of frailty as they do.

I'm still me...a narrative for co-ordinated support for older people

Don Redding Policy Director, National Voices
Tom Gentry
Policy Advisor, Age UK
Jenny Shand Director
Integrated Co-morbidities Programme, UCLPartners
Laura Stuart Frailty
Programme Manager, UCLPartners.

The set of narrative statements published in this document describes the way older people want high quality coordinated care to support them. This document is intended to be used as an extension to the Narrative for person centred coordinated care1 published by National Voices and Think Local Act Personal, in May 2013. Together they will help commissioners and providers to work together with older people, to design care and support that will be successful in achieving the outcomes that matter most to them.

This framework was commissioned by Health Education England and NHS England. This is a joint partnership publication by Skills for Health, NHS England and Health Education England.

Health Education England and NHS England commissioned the development of this core capabilities framework to improve the effectiveness and capability of services for people living with frailty.

Effectiveness Matters is a summary of reliable research evidence about the effects of important interventions for practitioners and decision makers in the NHS and public health. This issue updates a previous issue published in January 2015 and was produced by CRD in collaboration with the Yorkshire and Humber AHSN Improvement Academy and Connected Yorkshire, part of Connected Health Cities.

Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership are forging a path to change frailty identification and management. The journey began by using existing Primary Care records to stratify the population in Midlothian using the eFrailty Index (eFI), and this has led to new insights concerning the scale of the challenge of supporting citizens identified as living with frailty (~12,000 citizens). Through innovative partnerships with the British Red Cross and VOCAL (Voices of Carers Across Lothian), new ways of supporting people living with frailty and carers have been developed, which support people to navigate the system and access support to live well. Alongside this, Midlothian have developed new ways for health, care and third sector professionals to collaborate and work in multidisciplinary ways to identify people at risk and prevent crisis.

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