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Webinar series

Our monthly webinar series showcases a broad range of research delivered by the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Older People and Frailty / Healthy Ageing over the past few years, to inform health and social care policy and practice. 

Sessions will be of interest to those working across policy in national government, regional combined and local authorities, health and social care practitioners, public health, voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sectors, professional bodies, think tanks, large charities and anyone interested in the health and wellbeing of those throughout mid-later life.

The first three webinar themes, dates and individual booking links are detailed below. Please register for each webinar individually. Please feel free to cascade this event around your networks – everyone is welcome to join!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please contact us.

Linda Welch

Upcoming events

Preferences for new models of social care for people with high care needs

Date: Wednesday 17 April 2024
Time: 12pm to 1pm

This session includes:

  • Understanding current preferences for different aspects and models of social care and exploring how preferences may change in the future.
  • Understanding how preferences are shaped by individual demographic, socioeconomic and needs-related factors utilising discrete choice experiment methodologies.


Digitalisation of health and social care services for older adults: learning from COVID-19

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024
Time: 12pm to 1pm

This session includes:

  • Mapping the evidence on the digitalisation of health and care services since the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Understanding the experiences and views of older adults of South Asian background and Black African or Caribbean background about digitalisation of primary care services.
  • Assessing older age-related inequalities in the digitalisation of GP consultations due to the pandemic.


Past events

Frailty, receipt of care and hospital admissions due to falls and fractures

Date: Wednesday 13 March 2024

This session included:

  • Understanding frailty and its distribution in England.
  • Care receipt, unmet need for care and frailty: a longitudinal analysis with multistate models.
  • The effects of levels of frailty and receipt of care on unplanned admissions due to falls and fractures.
  • A prospective analysis examining frailty remission and the association with future falls risk in older adults in England.

Link to video: YouTube video of Webinar

Link to Q&A document: Questions & Answers



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