Third in GIRFT and RCP frailty webinar series to look at community-focused care

Delegates are invited to sign up for the third in a series of Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) and Royal College of Physicians (RCP) webinars focusing on the challenge posed by increasing demand for frailty care from an ageing population in England. A session examining how community-focused frailty care can offer an alternative to hospitalisation and help to prevent the progression of frailty will take place on 20th June.

Among the speakers are:

  • Dr Adrian Hopper, GIRFT clinical lead for geriatric medicine
  • Dan Harman, consultant community geriatrician and clinical strategic lead for frailty, highlighting best practice in the management of frailty care in the community in Hull and East Riding
  • Professor Adam Gordon, president of the British Geriatrics Society, on frailty care in care homes
  • Dr Sharmeen Hasan, consultant geriatrician at King’s College Hospital, on end-of-life care support in the community, focusing on advance care planning
  • Tom Gentry, senior lead for health and care policy at Age UK, who will talk about social care from the patient and carer perspective.


The GIRFT national report for geriatric medicine (2021) identified that more than 4,000 people are admitted to hospital every day in England as a result of frailty; it is the area of older people’s care where variation is highest and where there is the most scope for improvement.

The GIRFT/RCP webinar series has looked at the challenges of frailty care across the patient pathway, from the acute setting to care in the community, demonstrating that deconditioning and reconditioning are not just a challenge for the hospital setting.

The first webinar looked at frailty care can be improved in acute general hospitals, focusing on how national measures and initiatives can help alleviate pressures and highlighting best practice in the management of frailty in an acute setting.  

The second webinar focused on improving frailty care at the hospital/community interface, looking at the relationships between physicians and social care workers and how to keep more patients at home.

More than 1,000 people joined the first two webinars in the series and registration figures for the third already stand at more than 900. Click to register here.

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