Public Health England: Preventing falls in people with learning disabilities: making reasonable adjustments

23 August 2019
Source: Public Health England

People with learning disabilities have a similar risk of falls throughout their lives as older people in the general population. Around one-third of falls by people with learning disabilities result in injury and the rate of fractures is higher than in the rest of the population. This may be due to increased risk of osteoporosis. Falls and injuries are avoidable

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NICE impact falls and fragility fractures published

23 August 2018
Source: NICE

Each year, almost a third of over 65s fall at least once and there are an estimated 500,000 fragility fractures. This report considers how NICE’s evidence-based guidance might contribute to improvements in the prevention and management of falls and fragility fractures.   This report highlights progress made by the healthcare system in implementing NICE guidance. NICE recognise that change can

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Public Health England: Falls and fracture consensus statement Supporting commissioning for prevention

6 February 2017
Source: Public Health England

Produced by Public Health England with the National Falls Prevention Coordination Group member organisations. January 2017. The National Falls Prevention Coordination Group (NFPCG) is made up of organisations involved in the prevention of falls, care for falls-related injuries and the promotion of healthy ageing. It was formed with the aim of coordinating and supporting falls prevention activity in England. At

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