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Frailty Screening and Management Initiative

Frailty Screening and Management Initiative

Frailty

Frailty is a common syndrome that can effect up to 25% your patients aged 70 and over.
Frailty can increase your patients’ risk of falls, contribute to longer length of hospital stay, decline in function, increased chance of institutionalisation and death.
Many of the causes of frailty can be managed and, in some cases reversed to create better health outcomes and quality of life for your patients.

The Initiative

The SNPHN and NSLHD Frailty Initiative is piloting a new project to introduce frailty screening to support early identification and develop pathways to appropriate evidence based management. The overall aim of the project is to optimize the wellness and longevity of patients in Northern Sydney.
The project will be trialled in a hospital inpatient setting, community health locations and general practice.

How can I get involved?
  • Our first stage of the project is to consult with general practice during September 2018 to better understand how the screening and management plans can be incorporated into standard day to day practice. We would like to speak with GPs, practice mangers and practice nurses to get your input and insights
  • In the next stage of the project we will invite practices with an interest in aged care and re-ablement to become one of the pilot sights in the project
  • Education sessions will also be held in November to help practice staff to better understand frailty, its complications and how to assist your patients to achieve better health outcomes.

Closing Date of EOI: Friday 31st August

Contact person

Chanelle Stowers
cstowers@snhn.org.au

(02) 9432 8272

How to Express Interest

To express your interest in participating in the Frailty Initiative or to be contacted for further information, please complete and submit the Expression of Interest below.

I would like to participate in frailty consultationI would like more information about the frailty screening pilot projectI would like to attend a frailty education session

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