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GIRFT report: how can we improve frailty care?

The Getting It Right First Time’s (GIRFT) national report on geriatric medicine was published in 2021 and recommends a collaborative approach to help prevent frailty and reduce hospital admissions for older patients. This report is based on a recent webinar discussing implementation of the report recommendations.

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme works on the principle that every patient should receive effective and timely healthcare across the NHS, irrespective of who delivers that care. Through a series of specialty-led reviews, it aims to improve outcomes and patient experience, without the need for radical change or additional investment. The national report on geriatric medicine, published in 2021, calls for a collaborative approach across whole systems, including primary and secondary care, care homes, community services, ambulance services, local authorities, and the voluntary sector. It advocates a population-based approach to frailty, which is especially important in light


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