Author Archives: Tom Gentry

Living with frailty – Independence and control

In the third in a series of blogs on the experience of living with frailty, we discuss research findings on how people manage everyday tasks and their desire to retain independence and control.

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Acknowledging frailty

In the second in a series of blog posts on the experience of living with frailty, we discuss research findings on how people acknowledge and adjust to changes in their health and capacity.

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Understanding the lives of people living with frailty

An older man walking in his garden

In the first of a series of blog posts, we talk about a major piece of research published by Age UK with Ipsos MORI on the experience of living with frailty.

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Government aiming to transform primary care

On the 14 April, the Government and NHS England announced two programmes aiming to improve primary care.

The first, the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund, was in reality a re-launch. In October last year, GP practices were invited to bid for a share of a £50 million pot to improve access to their services.

This could involve extending opening hours; setting up systems for online consultations, using Skype for example; creating new services such as care coordination for people with complex needs.

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