Frailty 90 Day Learning Cycle Report - now available

Our ihub frailty team has completed a 90 Day Learning Cycle in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic, whilst frailty services remained operational.

The 90 Day Learning Cycle focused on answering the question “How can the ihub support the health and social care system to better understand their integrated approach to the delivery of frailty services?”

To achieve this, the team applied the principles of a 90 Day Learning Cycle methodology. This included reviewing the evidence and literature and interviewing a wide range of stakeholders from different roles and organisations. This work supported the team to:

  • explore frailty services in Scotland, 
  • identify key components that enable successful integrated working, and  
  • highlight examples of integrated multidisciplinary working to identify and support people living with frailty.

The report from the 90 Day Learning Cycle presents findings which have established seven key components of an integrated frailty system across health social care and the independent and third sector.

The report sets out the next steps for the ihub Frailty Improvement and Implementation Programme which will be launched later in 2022.

We would like to thank all those who contributed to this work and we look forward to continuing to work together as we co-design the new ihub Frailty Improvement and Implementation Programme.

You can read the report here: Improving care and support for people living with frailty in Scotland (May 2022).

If you would like more information please contact his.frailty@nhs.scot.