Recognising and managing frailty in primary care

This issue of Effectiveness Matters summarises guidance and evidence about recognising and managing frailty in primary care. This bulletin is based on national guidance and existing sources of synthesised and quality-assessed evidence.

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Community Falls Pack (version 2)
15th December 2015

A collection of prompts aimed at clinicians to systematically assess patients after a fall. The aim is to provide good care planning and be able to consider the possible causes and review effectively. Some patients will be identified who are frail and in the last year of their life.

BTS Guidelines for Home Oxygen Use
29th January 2016

Palliative Oxygen Therapy is specifically discussed on pages 26 - 27 of the document. These are guidelines for Home Oxygen Use in adults and may not be appropriate in all circumstances. Published in Thorax June 2015. Recommended by our community respiratory team.

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