On 3rd October 2017 the West Yorkshire R&D Team held a workshop to bring together academics, commissioners and colleagues working across primary care at an event entitled 'Delivering High Quality Elderly Care'.

The aim of the workshop was to support evidence-based commissioning, as well as to offer health professionals the opportunity to discuss research with academics who are developing interventions that are being or could be used in practice.

The event was chaired by Professor John Young, Professor of Elderly Care Medicine at the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. 

Presentations were also given by Dr Andrew Clegg, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Geriatrician; Tony Jamieson, MRPharmS, PGCert Patient Safety, Clinical Lead for Medicines, Y&H Academic Health Science Network, Improvement Academy; Professor Suzanne Richards, Professor of Primary Care Research, University of Leeds; and Professor Robbie Foy, Professor of Primary Care, University of Leeds.

You can listen to audio recordings of the sessions below:

Professor John Young - Management of frailty: "We are not alone"

Dr Andrew Clegg - Frailty: delivering the new GMS contract & next steps
Tony Jamieson - Safer Prescribing for Frailty

Professor Robbie Foy - Delivering high quality care for older people: history taking

Presentations were then followed by a session led by Professor Suzanne Richards, who asked attendees to examine and discuss any realistic changes they could make to the management of frailty in their own areas, exploring both potential outcomes and barriers.

We would like to thank all speakers and attendees for their participation in this knowledge transfer event. If you have any questions please get in touch.

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