The cost effective way for commissioners to reduce demand from frail older people

Tuesday 20 June 2017, 10.30am-11.15am

Finding better ways to care for the growing number of older people is a key challenge for the health service. Reducing the proportion of those who become frail will be crucial, and will involve a multi-faceted approach to bolstering wellbeing.

This webinar – run in association with Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition – will bring together a small group of experts to discuss how an increased focus on nutrition could improve the care of frail older people, leading to financial efficiencies and improved patient outcomes. Specific questions for discussion are likely to include:

  • What are the challenges in identifying individuals at risk of malnutrition? How can these be addressed, and nutritional status reliably communicated?
  • Can the introduction of practice-based pharmacists bolster nutritional support in primary care?
  • How can secondary care make nutrition an essential part of discharge planning? What might be the advantages of so doing?
Kathy Wallis
Nutrition in older people programme lead
Wessex Academic Health Science Network
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Mike Wallace
Strategic affairs director
Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition
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Anita Nathan
Practising GP

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