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Falls Prevention & Management in Older People

Friday 28 Feb 2020

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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This conference focuses on falls prevention and management in older people. Sessions throughout the day will focus on developing falls prevention and healthy ageing, improving strength and balance programmes, 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 and fractures in older people are a costly and often preventable health issue. Reducing falls and fractures is important for maintaining health, wellbeing and independence amongst older people…Falls and fractures are a common and serious health issue faced by older people in England. People aged 65 and older have the highest risk of falling; around a third of people aged 65 and over, and around half of people aged 80 and over, fall at least once a year. Falling is a cause of distress, pain, injury, loss of confidence, loss of independence and mortality.”

Department of Health July 2019

“We will work on falls and fracture prevention, where we know that a 50% improvement in the delivery of evidence-based care could deliver £100 million in savings.........Integrated primary and community teams will work with people to maintain their independence: for example, 30% of people aged 65 and over, and 50% of those aged 80 and over, are likely to fall at least once a year . Falls prevention schemes, including exercise classes and strength and balance training, can significantly reduce the likelihood of falls and are cost effective in reducing admissions to hospital.”

NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England January 2019

 Benefits of attending:
• Network with colleagues who are working to improving falls prevention and management in older people
• Reflect on national developments and good practice case studies  
• Develop your skills and improve competence in falls prevention and management
• Understand how you can better involve patients in falls prevention services 
• Reflect on the patient experience of falls
• 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
• Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

PLUS: There will be an opportunity to hear from Medstrom Healthcare in the pre-conference supplier showcase session

Carol Munt

Patient Partner & Advocate
NHS Horizons Project A Falls Collaborative

Jane McDermott

Policy Research Unit Manager, Older People and Frailty
University of Manchester

Prof Cameron Swift

Emeritus Professor and Consultant Physician King’s College London & Specialist Committee Member, Falls Prevention Quality Standard NICE

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment 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, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, 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 face to face 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 katiej@hc-uk.org.uk for prices and further information, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

Location
De Vere West One is located on Portland Street and is a 10 minute walk for Great Portland Street Underground station and a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus
By Rail
De Vere West One is just a five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube (Central, Victoria, and Bakerloo), Bond street (Jubilee) and a 10 minute walk from Great Portland Street tube (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Marylebone station.
By Road
Portland Place is just north of Oxford Circus. The nearest NCP car park is approximately 300 yards away. Follow the A4201 past De Vere West One taking the second left turning onto Weymouth Street, then take the second left onto Weymouth Mews.
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Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities

£365.00

(£438.00)

Voluntary sector & charities

£300.00

(£360.00)

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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