The Dorset Framework for Frailty has been developed by Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) through multi-sectorial collaboration with health and social care providers, voluntary and third sector organisations, patients and their representatives. It is endorsed by the Dorset Frailty and End of Life Care Reference Group. The development of the framework is a response to the request for a common approach to the early recognition and identification of frailty as a long term condition, promoting early detection through case-finding, appropriate assessment, risk stratification; and backed up by planned and coordinated care and support.