A selection of our latest news, keeping you up to date with the goings on at Fusion48, and in the wider professional healthcare field.

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Frailty to be part of the core GP contract from July 2017

Healthcare News

7 February 2017

NHS England have announced that from 1 July 2017 at the earliest, GPs will be required to use an appropriate tool e.g. Electronic Frailty Index (eFI) to identify patients aged 65 and over who are living with moderate and severe frailty as one of the changes to the 2017/18 GP contract. Read more

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Getting fit for frailty in 2016

29 December 2016

There has been no shortage of frailty-related developments, reviews and recommendations during the year. The Frailty Toolkit's review of the year is now available on YouTube. Read more

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Joining up care for older people with frailty

Fusion48 News

24 November 2016

A new joint report from the Royal College of GPs and the British Geriatrics Society has been published today, showcasing how GPs and geriatricians are collaborating to design and lead innovative schemes to improve the provision of integrated care for older people with frailty. We're delighted that amongst the 13 case studies is an example from North East Yorkshire that makes reference to the Frailty Fulcrum and Nottinghamshire Frailty Toolkit. Read more

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Caring for our Carers: In Support of Older Peoples Day

Fusion48 News

1 October 2016

Three in five of us will be carers at some point in our lives and for many of us these responsibilities will begin or continue into our older age. Dawn Moody, Associate National Clinical Director for Older People, marks Older Peoples Day (1 October) with a blog on the importance of caring for our carers. Read more

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Congratulations to “Outstanding” Harleston Medical Practice

Fusion48 News

30 August 2016

Harleston Medical Practice in Norfolk has been rated "Outstanding" by the Care Quality Commission in its inspection report published today (30th August 2016). This reflects the hard work of all those involved with the practice. Fusion48 is delighted to have had the opportunity to work with the practice in the build up to the inspection. Read more

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Twitterchat - Frailty

22 April 2016

Fusion48's Dr Dawn Moody @Moody_D_K jointly guest hosted a twitter chat around #Frailty with Beverley Matthews @Bev_J_Matthews, the Delivery Lead for Self Care Support, Sustainable Improvement Team, NHS England. It was hosted in conjunction with WeCommissioners #WeComsers on 20th April. Read more