Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

Toolkit History



Dr. Angelo Grazioli,

Mullingar, Republic of Ireland

Site Editor

Why and how this toolkit came about

Before I formally took over the geriatric care lead in a busy 5 doctor GP practice, visits to the nursing homes followed a pattern familiar to most Irish GP's and, I am sure, GP's in many other settings also.


I would rush in and out of the nursing home for a total of 30 to 40 minutes actual on-site clinical time, which with travel time would pretty much take up my entire lunch hour, or take a few extra hours out of my evening.

Very little time would be available to ponder the intricacies of poly-pharmacy and co-morbidity, and virtually no time at all to sit and chat , formally assess mental status, diet, interaction with other residents, etc.

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At the 2014 Autumn Meeting of the British Geriatrics Society,  Dr.Grazioli met with representatives of the Society to discuss the possibility of co-operation in the further development and promotion of the Toolkit

The shared passion for the delivery of quality geriatric care, vision for GP empowerment in this field, and enhanced co-operation between primary and secondary care professionals, led to a preliminary plan of action for the way ahead.


Those present included ...

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CGA Toolkit Plus


is made available to public and search engines

in a mobile device friendly

and easily upgradeable format.



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Mind&Body Conferences


Presentations in England, Scotland and N. Ireland

outlining the toolkit structure and its use.




Innovative GP Project of the Year


An award for outstanding work in the form of improvements or innovations

implemented by individuals in a general practice setting,

at either a clinical or practice management level,

that improves the quality of patient care or helps free up GP time.

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