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Falls Prevention Summit 2021: Reducing Inpatient Falls & Harm from Inpatient Falls

Tuesday 20 Apr 2021


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“Falls are the most frequently reported incident affecting hospital inpatients, with 247,000 falls occurring in inpatient settings each year in England alone. Reported falls among older patients are more likely to result in some degree of harm and, where harm does occur, it is three times more likely to be severe. One such severe harm is hip fracture. It is the commonest reason for emergency surgery and injury related death in older people. Inpatient falls are costly, even where life-changing injuries are not sustained. Such events lead to increased length of stay, loss of confidence, restriction of physical activity, functional impairment, diminished independence and an increased risk of further falls. All of which affect patients’ quality of life.”

National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF) 2020 Annual Report

“Patients who fall and fracture their hip in hospital are the ‘oldest old’ and the ‘frailest frail’ and perhaps challenges ideas about where injurious falls occur, with only 21% occurring in elderly care wards. It is therefore essential that all specialties caring for older people need to be fully signed up to falls prevention.”

Julie Windsor Clinical Patient Safety Lead Medical Specialties and Older People NHS England and NHS Improvement, 2020

This national falls summit focuses on reducing inpatient falls, and harm from inpatient falls. Through national updates, practical case studies and learning from the National Audit of Inpatient Falls report which was 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.

Benefits of attending. 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
  • Improve immediate post falls care and management 
  • 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

Prof Cameron Swift

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

Dr David Richardson

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

Dr Mani Santhana Krishnan

Consultant in Old Age /Liaison Psychiatry
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Carrie Tyler

Falls Clinical Nurse Specialist
Mid & South Essex Trust

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

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  


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

Fee Options

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(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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Tuesday 6 Jul 2021
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Wednesday 14 Jul 2021

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