On the 19th of December, NHS England released guidance on developing a more consistent and integrated approach to proactive care across the country for people living with frailty. While not proposing novel services or pathways, the guidance aims to utilise existing resources, evidence and best practice to improve support to those with moderate or severe frailty.
It aims to improve health outcomes and patient experiences in three ways:
1. Delaying health deterioration where possible;
2. Maintaining independent living;
3. Reducing avoidable exacerbations of ill health, thereby reducing the use of unplanned care.
Find a summary of the key pointers from the guidance in the snapshot below:
Click here to access the full report.
Adopting a proactive and holistic approach to care – using integrated, multidisciplinary neighbourhood teams to address all of a person’s needs (including social, physical and mental health) is a key part of effective population health management. Contact us today to find out more about CF’s work in this area.