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Falls and fracture consensus statement Supporting commissioning for prevention

Falls and fracture consensus statement
Supporting commissioning for prevention

Produced by Public Health England with the National Falls Prevention Coordination Group member organisations, January 2017

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“The number of people aged 65 and over 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.” Professor Martin J Vernon National Clinical Director for Older People, January 2017

Future events of interest:  

Falls Prevention and Management in Older People
Monday 27 March 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Falls Prevention and Management in Older People
Wednesday 10 May 2017
The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

 


27 January 2017

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