Dr Dawn Moody, National Clinical Lead for Older People, shared Advantage updates with NHS England’s Older People’s Forum – senior leaders and influencers from policy, professional bodies, Third sector organisations and patient advocacy organisations.
They welcomed the Road Map and stressed the importance of supporting mental health and wellbeing as well as the physical health needs of older people living with frailty. Professor Martin Vernon outlined NHS England’s strategic plans for Ageing Well in our Integrated Care Matters webinar in July. These align well with the Frailty Prevention Approach. You can access the recording here.
Scotland’s Older People National Development Group took to Twitter to celebrate Face Up To Frailty. This cross sector group engages a wide range of national partners including representatives from Scotland’s Older People Assembly (SOPA). Advantage JA and Frailty Matters featured in the annual conference of the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland and will contribute to a workshop at the SOPA conference in October.
Our colleagues in Northern Ireland (NI) Public Health Agency launched the Northern Ireland Frailty Network in spring 2019. The Network was launched by Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer and Robert Ferguson, a Service User and Information Ambassador/Peer Facilitator for Age NI. Speaking at the launch, Robert reflected his personal experience of living with frailty and gave his wholehearted support for the NI Frailty Network. Robert is confident that through good service user involvement we can work together to improve the lives of people who are frail. Robert’s story is available on the Face UP To Frailty website. Northern Ireland has established an Expert Frailty Panel which is co-chaired by Age NI.
Engagement will continue apace over the final months of the Joint Action with further engagement events scheduled with Isle of Man, Channel Islands, N Ireland, British Geriatrics Society, and at a national conference on Older People in Scotland.
NHS England’s Older People’s Forum
Scottish Government’s Older People Development Group #FaceUpToFrailty
Please join the ADVANTAGE JA European #Faceuptofrailty campaign!!!
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