Recognising the need for a practice-led community service to meet the needs of people with frailty and support their carers, GPs in the South Cotswolds have set up a new Community Frailty Service.

The new team, which includes nurses, a senior matron and wellbeing co-ordinators, provides advice, support and care for frail adults to help them meet their health, emotional and social needs, from living healthily to end of life support.

The service works closely with a range of partner services, including hospitals, GPs, and the voluntary and community sector.