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  • British Geriatrics Society - Free Frailty e-learning courses

    Created: 30/11/2023
    News/Events Category: Health and Social Care

    The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) is providing free Frailty e-learning courses that are suitable for people who work in health and social care and across different settings. This is a comprehensive in-depth resource on frailty in older people. 

    This course is for individuals working at Tier 3 levels across all health and social care settings. Tier 3 professionals have "a high degree of autonomy, able to provide care in complex situations and who may also lead services for people living with frailty.” Access to the course is free for all health and social care professionals.

    You do not need to be a member of the BGS to access this resource.  The courses currently on offer are: 

    • Module 1: Understanding and Communicating Frailty (120 minutes)
    • Module 2: Identifying Frailty (150 minutes)
    • Module 3: Managing those living with Frailty (150 minutes)
    • Module 4: Building Systems Fit for Frailty (120 minutes) 

    Some of the learning objectives include:

    • Define frailty and describe frailty models
    • Understand the appearance of frailty and frailty syndromes
    • Communicate successfully about frailty
    • Learn how and why to use Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment to manage frailty
    • Understand how frailty is managed in different clinical settings
    • Gain insight from individuals and carers living with frailty
    • See current research being undertaken into specific interventions to modify frailty
    • Learn about the local, national and global approaches  supporting those living with frailty
    • Gain an overview of frailty quality improvement programmes across the UK
    • Understand how frailty fits with the changing demographic and its impact
    • Know where to access other frailty training resources for you and your team

    Course options 

    • Access and attempts to complete the course are not limited 
    • The e-learning course is accessible for free, funded by the BGS and NHS England until June 2024
    • Participants can progress through the module chapters and undertake the multiple-choice questions
    • Achieving 80% or higher in the assessment modules results in course certification

    Click here to find out more information and how to register. 

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