Frailty focus is a campaign that was launched by North Hampshire CCG in January 2018. It was developed in partnership with the North and Mid Hampshire Frailty Steering Group and Scriberia. The campaign resources, including a short video are available to be used by all organisations interested in improving the care and health of those living with frailty. All resources can be found on their website.
West Hampshire CCG has launched a new 10-part guide aimed at people approaching retirement. The guide highlights the importance of planning for retirement and is split into 10 key areas to include being healthy and well, staying active, and managing finances. To request a campaign pack, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This themed review was launched in December 2017 by the NIHR dissemination centre. Comprehensive Care looks at the concept of ‘frailty’ in older people staying in hospital, and is based around the five frailty syndromes. It brings together NIHR research on what can be done to identify and manage the needs of this group of people and avoid potential problems. With the right support, patients can continue to live well at the end of their hospital stay. This themed review has influenced the development of the Wessex frailty audit which is currently in development.
ESCAPE-pain – selected to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA)
Escape-pain is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain. This year, ESCAPE-pain is one of 11 high impact evidence based innovations to be selected. Local Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) will be involved in supporting uptake and spread of this and other selected innovations. Dorset is currently piloting their own approach of ESCAPE-pain in 6 leisure centres.
Look out for Health is an e-learning package has been produced by Solent NHS Trust, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, West Hampshire CCG and Southampton City CCG. It looks at the five symptoms of frailty, teaching people what to look out for and what to do about it.
Published in 2018, this is an HSJ Guide on frailty which the Wessex AHSN was a part of. This guide provides a summary of the round table, along with quotes and short videos
NHS Benchmarking Network and Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) held a collaborative workshop on Tuesday 26th February 2019: Is Wessex Frailty Fit? The event brought together Wessex Trusts alongside national bodies, including the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and NHS England, to discuss frailty in the Wessex region and local action planning to create service improvement plans.