Frailty: VC Update Session, 29th March

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Managing frailty in remote and rural settings – ideas for the challenges ahead

Tuesday 29 March 2016, NES Dental Lecture Theatre, CfHS

More info from the RRHEAL website

Presented by…

  • Dr Kate Dawson (GP, Benbecula)
  • Dr Martin Wilson (Consultant, Care of the Elderly, NHS Highland)
  • Ms Deena Dean (Physiotherapist, Arran)

We are approaching a point where a quarter of our population is over 65, and this will be approaching a third of the population in fifteen to twenty years. As rural practitioners, a very large part of our continuing careers is going to involve frail patients who struggle with access to hospital-based services. There are new opportunities for redesigning what we do as integrated Health &Social Care develops, and the new GP contract is formed.

The session will cover the identification and assessment of frailty in remote and rural settings. We will hear about one rural frailty pathway, and then discuss example cases.

Dr Kate Dawson and Dr Martin Wilson have provided content as “pre-reading/viewing” in preparation for your engagement with the session focusing on frailty on Tuesday 29th March:-

http://www.rrheal.scot.nhs.uk/what-we-do/programmes-and-events/rural-gp-vc-education-network.aspx

Please click on the link above to take you to the relevant RRHEAL education platform page – which hosts all pre-reading and viewing materials.

If you wish to attend this session on Frailty, please complete the Application Form and return to rrheal@nes.scot.nhs.uk – there is still time to sign up.  Joining is possible from standard NHS ISDN sites, or via Jabber.

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