Featuring a wide range of questions from the attending audience at EBPOM 2021 this piece gets into frailty: How do we assess it? How does it affect shared decision making? How can we raise awareness around it? How do we articulate what it means to patients and their loved ones? What does post operative frailty mean?

Introduced by Mike Grocott, Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Southampton, Chaired by Jugdeep Dhesi, Clinical Lead for “Proactive care for Older People undergoing Surgery” (POPS) and Consultant Geriatrician, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, with their guests Jude Partridge, consultant geriatrician POPS, honorary senior lecturer, King’s College London, Chairs the British Geriatrics Society POPS SIG, Lawrence Mudford, 38-years as a dentist and dental educator within both primary and secondary care, including serving on the Board of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and a member of the General Dental Council, Board member of the Centre for Perioperative Care, Jessie Lupino Colquhoun, General Practitioner, Trainee, Lewisham UK, Elizabeth Huddlestone, Consultant Anesthetist, Wirral University Teaching Hospital.

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