Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is a multidimensional and usually interdisciplinary process designed to determine medical conditions, functional capacity and social circumstances. The purpose is to create a holistic plan for treatment, rehabilitation, support and long term follow up. There is good evidence that CGA can improve the health and independence of older people although most research to date has been carried out in acute or intermediate care settings. There is now increasing interest in whether it can also be used in primary care. The aim of the project is to determine if it is feasible and acceptable to implement high quality specialist care for older people in a primary care setting through setting up a practice-based CGA Clinic.
The Fit for Later Life Project has received approval and the study will begin in January 2016.