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Falls Prevention & Management in Older People

Thu, 8 Feb 2024

15Hatfields, London, OR Virtual, Online

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This conference focuses on falls prevention and management in older people with a focus on ensuring effective and resilient falls prevention activity. The conference will update delegates on the New World Guidelines for Falls Prevention and Management in Older Adults and highlight the impact of the pandemic on older people and falls prevention. Sessions throughout the day will focus on activity and falls, developing falls prevention and healthy ageing, understanding human factors in falls prevention, meeting the psychological needs of those who have fallen or are at risk of falls, improving falls education and awareness, effective personalised multidisciplinary assessment, reducing falls on the ward, falls and mental health including delirium prevention, medication management and improving secondary prevention. The conference will also discuss key elements in the reduction of falls in your service including strength, balance and exercise promotion, managing underlying health issues, developing personalized falls prevention care plans, frailty presenting as falls and improving the systems for falls monitoring, investigation and learning.

"Falls are the number one single reason why older people are taking to the emergency department, and around 30% of people 65 and over will fall at least once a year. Care outside hospital is of particular importance for older people living with frailty, who are much more likely than younger people to be admitted to hospital, and likely to have a longer stay when they are admitted."

NHS England Plan for Recovering Urgent and Emergency Care January 2023

"Falls and related injuries are increasingly common, and an important driver of demand for urgent and emergency care. They can negatively affect functional independence and quality of life and, when resulting in a lie of over one hour in length, are also strongly associated with serious injuries, admission to hospital, and subsequent moves into long term care."

Going further for Winter, NHS England October 2022

Benefits of attending:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improving falls prevention and management in older people

  • Reflect on the 2022 World Guidelines for Falls Prevention  

  • Develop your skills and improve competence in falls prevention and management

  • Improve your skills in the development of healthy ageing and effective strength and balance programmes

  • Examine how a human factors approach could support you to prevent falls

  • Learn from established in the development of multidisciplinary assessment and post fall protocols

  • Understand how you can better meet the psychological needs of those who have fallen

  • Improve falls education and awareness in older people and support people to change behaviour

  • Identify and manage people at risk of falling, and effectively investigate and learn from falls when they do occur

  • Improve secondary prevention of falls and fractures

  • Learn from best practice in dementia, delirium prevention and falls

  • Update your knowledge on how effective medicines management can reduce falls

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Speakers include:

Prof Cameron Swift

Emeritus Professor, Consultant Physician & Specialist Committee Member, Falls Prevention Quality Standard, NICE
School of Medicine
King's College London

Dr Clifford Lisk

Consultant Physician, Acute and Geriatric Medicine
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Mrs Debra Quartermaine

Lead Falls Prevention Specialist
Falls
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS foundation Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  

Enquire

Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

Location

15Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London, SE1 8DJ

By rail

15Hatfields is situated no more than a 10-minute walk from four underground and mainline stations: Waterloo Station, Southwark Station, Blackfriars Station, Waterloo East

Venue Map

Fee Options

NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector

£295.00

(£354.00)

Voluntary sector & charities

£250.00

(£300.00)

Commercial organisations

£495.00

(£594.00)

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector

£295.00

(£354.00)

Virtual Voluntary sector & charities

£250.00

(£300.00)

Virtual Commercial organisations

£495.00

(£594.00)

(Prices in brackets include VAT)

Discounts

Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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