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Posted on 04 Sep 2019
Older people

Did you know up to 27 per cent of older adults experience frailty and up to 50 per cent are pre-frail globally? People who are frail are also more likely to experience negative health outcomes.

Through our Care of Older People Clinical Network we’re looking for clinicians to join our quality improvement initiative and help us better recognise and respond to frailty in the community.

Research shows that timely recognition and response can improve health outcomes and support older people to stay active for longer.

What is involved?

This collaborative project involves teams working together to increase the use of a frailty screening tool, and deliver a targeted response addressing strength, nutrition and polypharmacy.

In recent months our expert working group developed a consumer-focused best-practice approach to recognising and responding to frailty in the community.

The next phase of this project will support and coach health services to develop and test change ideas to improve their recognition and response to frailty. 

Who are we looking for?

Clinicians who provide services to older adults in the community setting.

Why apply?

As a member of our collaborative you will:

  • contribute to a statewide quality improvement initiative to improve health outcomes for older people
  • learn how to undertake a project using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement methodology
  • develop professional networks with teams from other health services
  • contribute to your service’s accreditation.

How to apply

Download the expression of interest pack below to find out what’s involved.

Submit your completed application to: OlderPeople.clinicalnetwork@safercare.vic.gov.au

Applications close Friday 27 September 2019.

More information

Jackie O’Connor

Clinical Fellow, Care of Older People Clinical Network

(03) 9096 8238

OlderPeople.clinicalnetwork@safercare.vic.gov.au

Page last updated: 04 Sep 2019