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Posted on 05 Jun 2019
Older people

Expressions of interest have now closed.

Timely recognition and response to frailty can improve health outcomes for older people and potentially reverse the degree of frailty. That’s why Safer Care Victoria’s Care of Older People Clinical Network is focusing on frailty as one of its quality improvement areas.

We’re looking for clinicians, academics and consumers to join our expert working group and help us better manage frailty in the primary care setting.

Why are we focusing on frailty?

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 more likely to experience negative health outcomes, particularly when exposed to external factors.

Research shows that timely recognition and response can improve health outcomes. Our goal is to better develop a proactive, integrated and person-centred approach to frailty in the primary care setting.

Why apply?

As a member of our expert working group you will:

  • contribute to a statewide quality improvement initiative to improve health outcomes for older people
  • provide leadership and advice to SCV on the development and implementation of best practice approaches to recognising and responding to frailty
  • share innovation and improvement across the Victorian healthcare system.

Who are we looking for?

Our expert working group is open to clinicians, academics and consumers with relevant expertise and experience in frailty.

How to apply

Download our information pack below to find out what's involved.

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

Applications close Friday 28 June 2019.

More information

Jackie O’Connor

Clinical Fellow, Care of Older People Clinical Network

(03) 9096 8238

OlderPeople.clinicalnetwork@safercare.vic.gov.au

Expression of interest pack

Page last updated: 01 Jul 2019