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Falls Prevention in Older People

Chair’s Welcome & Introduction: National Developments in Falls Prevention

Professor Cameron Swift
Emeritus Professor, Consultant Physician
Kings School of Medicine;
Specialist Committee Member, Falls Prevention
Quality Standard, NICE

• falls prevention and management - where are we now?
• understanding and implementing national guidance
• responding to the National Audit of Inpatient Falls 2020, 2021
• current developments, challenges and opportunities


Covid-19 and Falls Prevention: the impact of Covid-19, and working to improve exercise and activity in Older Adults during and beyond Covid-19

Tamsin Peach
Occupational Therapist and CityCare Falls Lead
Community Rehabilitation and Falls Team (North)
Nottingham Citycare Partnership


• understanding the impact of the pandemic and lockdown on physical activity in older people
• falls prevention and Covid-19: impact and priorities moving forward
• reporting of falls during Covid-19
• a large-scale online project that aims to monitor fall accidents and lifestyle changes during the Covid-19 pandemic over a six-month period in adults aged 45+ with and without Parkinson’s disease
• healthy ageing: engaging with people to improve exercise and strength

Related Events

Falls Prevention Summit 2022: Reducing Inpatient Falls & Harm from Inpatient Falls
Friday 1 Jul 2022
Hallam Conference Centre, London OR Virtual, Online
Hip Fracture Summit 2022
Friday 15 Jul 2022

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