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Falls Prevention Summit 2020: Reducing Inpatient Falls & Harm from Inpatient Falls

Wednesday 14 Oct 2020

The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

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This national falls summit focuses on reducing inpatient falls, and harm from inpatient falls. Through national updates, practical case studies and learning from the 2019 National Audit of Inpatient Falls report which is due to be published in March 2020, the conference will provide a step by step guide to implementing the multiple interventions that have been proven to reduce falls in your service.

“Currently in England approximately 4% of hip fractures are sustained as a result of an inpatient fall” 

Falls and Fragility Audit Programme, 2019

“The National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF) is now focused on patients whom the National Hip Fracture Database identifies as having sustained a hip fracture following an inpatient fall in any setting: acute hospitals, mental health units and community hospitals. Data collection for the first phase of NAIF has now been completed and the data will be reported on in the 2019 annual report, due for release in March 2020. The second phase of NAIF will be launched in January 2020 – hospital Falls Teams will collect additional data to define preventative actions taken or not taken, circumstances surrounding the fall, and actions taken after the fall (NICE quality standards); and developing effective approaches to critical incident reviews.”

NHFD Annual Report December 2019

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to reduce inpatient falls, and harm from inpatient falls
  • Understand the national context including the National Audit of Inpatient Falls move to continuous audit 
  • Ensure effective implementation and learning from the National Audit of Inpatient Falls
  • Improve care for patients by reducing inpatient falls, and harm from inpatient falls in your service
  • Reduce falls in older people presenting with frailty 
  • Learn from trusts who have developed multifaceted inpatient falls prevention programmes that work
  • Understand how you can reduce harm from inpatient falls particularly focusing on inpatient hip fracture
  • Understand the root causes of inpatient falls, and how to investigate an inpatient fall
  • Improving practice in the identification and management of people at risk of falls at ward level
  • Reflect on case studies to reduce related to medication related falls including hypotension induced by medication, and reducing falls resulting from delirium 
  • Prevent deconditioning in hospitals to 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 in the pre-conference supplier showcase session

Dr David Richardson

Consultant Geriatrician and Clinical Lead for Falls
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Carrie Tyler

Falls Clinical Nurse Specialist
Mid & South Essex Trust

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  


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

Getting to the Venue

thestudio is located about 50 yards up Cannon Street (from New Street) on the right or 50 yards down from House of Fraser on the left.
By Rail
There are three railway stations within walking distance of thestudio: Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street. New Street Station is just three minute walk from thestudio.
By Road
There are several car parks within walking distance of thestudio. We recommend either NCP High Street, or NCP Londonderry House both around five minutes walk away. The postcode for satnav is B4 7LN and B4 7LX. The Mailbox car park is also only a 10 minute walk.
Google Map

Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


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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