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“Acute frailty service redesign is crucial to deliver high quality, sustainable healthcare. Rising patient demand across urgent andemergency care services means increasing admissions impact on patient flow in emergency departments (ED), increased bed occupancyand outlying patients across the hospital with an inevitable negative impact on patient outcomes and experience and increased lengthof stay. Trusts need support to improve quality, effectiveness and productivity across acute frailty care pathways.”NHS England June 2018“Frailty is a loss of resilience that means people living with frailty do not bounce back quickly after a physical or mental illness, anaccident or other stressful event. In clinical terms, frailty is characterised by loss of biological reserves across multiple organ systems andincreasing vulnerability to physiological decompensation after a stressor event. People living with frailty are likely to have a numberof different issues or problems, which, taken individually, might not be very serious but when added together have a large impact onhealth, confidence and wellbeing.• The overall prevalence of frailty in people aged over 60 is 14% and it tends to be more common in women (ELSA (2016))• 5% of people aged 60-69 have frailty. This rises to 65% in people aged over 90. In England there are 1.8 million people aged over 60and 0.8 million people aged over 80 living with frailty• Frailty is linked with poor mobility, difficulty doing everyday activity, or simply ‘slowing up’• Frailty results in large increases in the health cost for care settings such as inpatient, outpatient and nursing homes• Frailty progresses with age. As the population of England ages the prevalence and impact of frailty is likely to increase.”NHS England 2018“Between 5% and 10% of all people attending emergency departments (ED) and 30% of patients in acute medical units (AMU) are olderpeople with frailty. Identifying frailty must become an embedded part of the acute assessment of people aged over 65 to enable earliertargeted assessment and intervention.” NHS Improvement June 2018This conference focuses on the important issue of transforming acute care for people with frailty: improving the quality of care for peoplewith frailty and supporting them to stay out of hospital. Redesign of acute frailty services is crucial to meeting increasing demand andimproving the quality of life for older people.This conference will enable you to:• Network with colleagues who are working to improve acute care for frail older people• Learn from outstanding practice in developing dedicated frailty services• Reflect on national developments and learning with an update from Prof Martin Vernon, National Clinical Director for Older People• Improve the way you support people with frailty• Develop your skills in identifying and diagnosing frailty• Understand how you can improve the response to emergency admissions• Identify key strategies for preventing unnecessary hospital admission• Learn from the delivery of a frailty improvement programme in acute care• Understand how to improve the training and education of frontline staff to support frail older people on the ward• Ensure frailty presenting as falls is effectively identified and managed• Improve prescribing and reduce polypharmacy• Reflect on how we can improve end of life care and planning for people with advanced frailty• Self-assess and reflect on your own practice• Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence