What is POPS (Proactive care for Older People undergoing Surgery) and how have things gone since this service was introduced to Guy’s and St Thomas’s back in 2004? How do the team apply the techniques of this programme to the perioperative pathway of a patient? Would a service like this be useful at your practice? Can your institution accommodate a fully comprehensive geriatric assessment and optimisation process?

Furthermore, should a programme like this be rolled out across the UK and could anything similar be considered in the US?

Desiree Chappell, joined by Monty Mythen, as they speak with their guests; Dr Jugdeep Dhesi and Dr Judith Partridge, consultant geriatricians at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital in London.