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

This Conference is now Closed

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Find out more about virtual attendance

This virtual conference 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

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

Virtual Attendance

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

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

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house 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 face to face with your key audience o 
  • 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.

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Friday 11 Dec 2020
Hip Fracture Summit 2021
Friday 5 Feb 2021

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