What is case identification?

The first step to delivering Anticipatory Care is finding the people who stand to benefit most from this approach and creating a process for clinical validation of their eligibility.

You can decide whether someone is suitable for Anticipatory Care by analysing GP practice data and using a range of practical tools and approaches, some of which are outlined below.

How do you do it?

Potential candidates include:

  • People living with frailty (those with a Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) of ‘moderate’ or ‘severe’)
  • People experiencing health inequalities as defined by NHS CORE20PLUS
  • People reliant on unplanned care (attended A&E or urgent care 5 times in last 12 months and/or have been admitted as an emergency for chronic ambulatory care sensitive condition (ACSC))

People not suitable for Anticipatory Care are:

  • People living in care homes
  • People with mental health conditions but without physical health needs
  • People needing specialist palliative care


Useful tools

Here are some practical tools to help you carry out case identification: