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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Royal College of Physicians: Pioneering report reviews how well hospitals prevent inpatient falls

28 October 2015
Source: NHS Network: Ophthalmic Public Health Network

Over 250,000 inpatient falls are reported to the National Reporting and Learning System every year. The first national falls audit conducted by the Royal College of Physicians has been published. The results from 170 hospitals show that there is some encouraging news in the way in which some hospitals are assessing and managing older people at risk of falls. The audit

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