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Better support for people living with frailty thanks to UON team

Date 17.09.2021

Local people living with frailty look set for enhanced support and outcomes thanks to new training for senior health and care professionals, delivered by a University of Northampton (UON) team.

Lecturers from the University’s Occupational Team are giving training to provide senior managers across all health and care professions with effective leadership frailty training.

The first cohort of managers to take the training with UON are currently doing so, with a second group expected to start next month.

They gain an understanding of what frailty means, while becoming more familiar with the processes of identification and assessment of frailty. There is also a focus on managing cases of frailty effectively through shared decision-making and system leadership.

Senior managers will also be better able to identify frailty markers early, ensuring that patients receive timely intervention that facilitates healthy ageing and the ability to engage in important, meaningful activities.

This forms part of Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership’s Integrated Care Across Northamptonshire (iCAN) programme the ‘Improving Frailty Outcomes’ training.

Dr Roshni Khatri, Subject Leader Health Professions of the University of Northampton, leads the training module. She said: “Frailty is a complex and multidimensional problem, however, it can often be reversed or reduced by early detection and implementing appropriate interventions.

“Learning through the module will enable healthcare professionals to reduce hospital admissions, as recent analysis suggests population aging contributes directly to the national increase in emergency admissions. My team and I are delighted to deliver this hugely important training.”