Implementation of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) at University Hospital Southampton


Short Title Implemention of a CGA in an acute setting
Category Living with frailty (mild / moderate)
Organisation University Hospital Southampton
Contact Name Harnish Patel
Contact Email Harnish.Patel@uhs.nhs.uk
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Sector Hospital/Acute Care
Region Wessex
Postcode SO16 6BZ
Active Yes

Description:

Implementing the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) at University Hospital Southampton

Outcome:

Use of the Admission Proforma for Older People at the time of clerking has enabled the process of CGA to be implemented in an acute setting in a format that is acceptable to the medical team and the wider MDT.

The proforma has been well received and will be rolled out across division for complex patients in all medical specialties.

Further work needs to be undertaken however, to develop the use of the proforma across all parts of the MDT. This will also lead to a decrease in the number of times a patient is asked the same question.

Frailty scoring is not currently occurring meaning that data collection for this demographic remains difficult. There are plans with the acute trust tomandate the use of the CFS across all departments. Futher details on the attached document.


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