Resources to support older people and those living with frailty

  • Toolkit for General practice in supporting older people living with frailty offers a suite of tools to support case finding, assessment and case management of frail older people.
  • Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing supported self-management guide co-produced by NHS England and Age UK which covers the main risk factors to functional decline in people living at home.
  • Practical Guide to Healthy Caring: companion guide to the healthy ageing guide which provides information and advice to older carers about staying healthy whilst caring, and identifies the support available to help carers maintain their health and wellbeing.
  • Fire and Rescue Service as a health asset support – each year the fire and rescue service carry out around 670,000 visits to people’s homes in England. They are being broadened into ‘Safe and Well’ visits which address risk factors affecting fire and health, including cold homes and falls. Working with partners, NHS England has produced a number of documents to show how commissioners can work with their local fire and rescue service to better support older people and those with long term conditions.
  • British Geriatric Society’s ‘Fit for Frailty’: provides advice and guidance on the development, commissioning, and management of services for people living with frailty in community settings. It is aimed at GPs, geriatricians, health service managers, social service managers and commissioners of services.
  • NICE draft clinical guideline on multi-morbidity: Assessment, prioritisation and management of care for people with commonly occurring multimorbidities. Evidence based recommendations for people with multimorbidity, a tailored approach to care and frailty.
  • The ICHOM Standard Set for Older People, produced by a group of leading clinicians, measurement experts and patients, captures the outcomes that matter most to older people – Frail older people – Safe, compassionate care summarises the evidence of the effects of an integrated pathway of care for older people and suggests how a pathway can be commissioned effectively using levers and incentives across providers.
  • Long Term Conditions Year of Care Commissioning Programme – To develop the evidence base for a capitated budget approach within long term conditions (LTC) for people with complex needs.

Please note there are a variety of resources available on the now archived NHSIQ webpages, if you have any issues accessing these please contact