Peter Mayer MA FRCP
There are many opportunities to be involved in improving patient services and developing the future in health and social care and research within many countries and this is central policy in the UK. Any locality will have many forums in commissioning primary and secondary care as well as national and local government groups.
Dawne Garrett, Professional Lead - Older People and Dementia Care, Royal College of Nursing.
Voltaire tells us we are all formed of frailty and error. Certainly we all have a picture of frailty, perhaps an old thin, small, stooped and wrinkled lady, slow of step, quiet of voice and without strength.
In terms of the clinical label of frailty this is untrue. Frailty is phenotype; not a normal part of ageing, but a long term condition. If frailty was about age then all older people would be frail and clearly they are not.