Across Wessex there is variation in the understanding of frailty due to the lack of mandatory, formalised, structured training which means that colleagues are unable to access standardised training according to their role, resulting in patchy awareness and knowledge. There is presently no requirement for Trusts to deliver frailty awareness at induction or mandatory training relating to frailty. The task and finish group will develop a training and awareness programme to bring together online resources, videos and validated information to support the understanding and management of frailty as a syndrome.
The materials will support Tier 1 and Tier 2 Skills for Health frailty competencies.
The resource will be transferable across settings and it is hoped there will be an interface with patients and families.