There is a pressing need to develop systems to provide care closer to home for older people living with frailty, both to minimise unnecessary urgent care episodes and improve outcomes. Planning services across local systems to meet the needs of this group of vulnerable patients is key to providing better and more resilient NHS care.

NHS Elect is launching an exciting new programme on developing a whole system approach to the care of older people. This programme will help with the design and delivery of care pathways in response to the Ageing Well policy and aims to support teams to improve care and outcomes for older people.

Hear from Helen Barker, previously COO at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS FT, and her Exec Sponsor view on the support provided by our Frailty team. We've recorded a short podcast here with our Director Simon Griffiths and Helen about her team's frailty improvement journey, working both in the acute setting and across the system. 

Further information on the programme is available in the flyer here, or get in touch at