Caring for the growing numbers of frail older people

An international perspective
The King's Fund

Event highlights

This lively evening debate explored how best to design a robust health care system in the UK that fully addresses the needs of frail older people.

The seminar also marked the launch of an exciting new research project, Co-ordinated care for people with complex chronic conditions, which is being undertaken by The King's Fund and supported by Aetna and the Aetna Foundation, looking at successful innovators in care co-ordination.

Presentations from this debate

Dennis Kodner, International Visiting Fellow at The King's Fund, uses examples from around the world to discuss integrated care models for the frail elderly.

Chai Patel, Chair of HC-One, looks at how care provision for older people has changed over time and questions what we could do differently to ensure better care for the most vulnerable.


Seminar programme

Welcome and introduction
Pam Garside, Director, Cambridge Health Network

Launch of the Aetna Foundation Funded Research: a UK-based comparison of successful innovators in care co-ordination
Dr Anna Dixon, Director of Policy, The King's Fund

Integrated care models for frail older people: some international case studies
Professor Dennis Kodner, International Visiting Fellow, The King's Fund and Co-Director, Aetna Foundation Programme

Providing sustainable care for the most vulnerable
Dr Chai Patel, Chair, HC-One

Response and panel discussion

  • Penny Dash, Director, Cambridge Health Network, Trustee, The King's Fund and Partner, McKinsey
  • Dr Nick Goodwin, Senior Research Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund

Closing summary
Dr Anna Dixon, Director of Policy, The King's Fund

Speaker presentations

You can download presentations from some of our speakers below.