The Wessex Acute Frailty Audit was successfully run in Autumn 2018. Details of the evaluation of the 2018 approach and subsequent service improvement projects can be found in the developing an acute audit webpage and resource sections.
During Quarter 1 2020/21 the acute frailty audit approach will be trialed in hospital settings within the Health Innovation Network (South London) geography. This will then provide insight into the potential spread and scalability of the audit across the wider AHSN Network in Autumn 2020.
An implementation toolkit has been developed to support this and will made widely available.
Following the 2018 audit, the tool has been further developed to enable hospitals to include a broader number of specialty areas e.g oncology, cardiology, ITU, older peoples mental health and respiratory.
There is an ongoing commitment that the Programme will re-run the Acute Frailty Audit in Autumn 2020 across Wessex. Preparations for this audit will commence in April 2020.