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Falls Prevention Summit 2018: Setting up and running effective Falls Prevention Services

Friday 6 July 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Falls Prevention Summit 2018: Setting up and running effective Falls Prevention Services

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“There has been highly variable progress on falls prevention activities, and nationally overall, minimal progress has been made.”  The National Audit of Inpatient Falls 2017

“The number of people aged 65 and older is projected to rise by over 40% in the next 17 years to more than 16 million. Thirty percent of people aged 65 and over will fall at least once a year. For those aged 80 and over it is 50%. A fall can lead to pain, distress, loss of confidence and lost independence. In around 5% of cases a fall leads to fracture and hospitalisation…Effective, planned, evidence based approaches to falls and fracture risk reduction are of key importance to the health and wellbeing of people living in our communities and those that care for them.” Dr Martin Vernon, National Clinical Director for Older People, NHS England 2017

“There are a number of interventions that can prevent some falls and fractures, resulting in improved health outcomes and independence for older people, and savings to health and care services. However, audits have consistently shown variation in their quality and coverage.” NHS England 2017

“We recommend that all trusts and LHBs have a trust‐ or hospital‐ wide patient safety group, which includes falls prevention in its remit and reports to the board” National Audit of Inpatient Falls 2017

This National Summit focuses on Falls Prevention and delivering effective falls prevention services. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve falls prevention
  • Learn from outstanding practice in delivering effective falls prevention services
  • Reflect on national developments, learning and evidence
  • Improving the use of individual multidisciplinary assessment services for those who have fallen or are at risk of falls
  • Develop your skills in leading secondary falls prevention
  • Understand how you can implement proactive preventative programmes such as exercise and balance training
  • Identify key strategies for learning from falls including root cause analysis
  • Improve the recognition and management of medicines that contribute to falls and syncope  
  • Develop your partnership working arrangements to prevent falls in community and home 
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice 
  • Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleagues

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