Presently across Wessex, there is variation in the understanding of frailty due to the lack of mandatory, formalised, structured training means that colleagues are unable to access standardised training according to their role, resulting in patchy awareness and knowledge.
There is presently no requirement for Trusts to deliver induction or mandatory training relating to frailty. A task and finish group has been set up with local experts to develop a training and awareness programme that will bring together online resources, videos and available information to support the understanding and management of frailty as a syndrome. The training will map to Tier 1 and Tier 2 level Skills for Health competencies.
The project is in progress - updates will be made available via the Healthy Ageing website and quarterly newsletters.
The aim of the group is to develop an education and training resource is transferable across settings, that can also interface with patients and families.
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