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

What does excellence in falls prevention services look like?
Prof Cameron Swift,
Emeritus Professor and Consultant Physician, King’s College London, Specialist Committee Member, Falls Prevention Quality Standard, NICE
Cameron Swift is a physician and clinical pharmacologist, Emeritus Professor of Health Care of the Elderly at King’s College School of Medicine, London, a former Chair of the Editorial Board of Age and Ageing and former President of the British Geriatrics Society.  He served for 6 years on the Committee on Safety of Medicines and was a member of the UK Medicines Commission from  2001-2005.  As Physician to the DOH External Reference Group for the England National Service Framework for Older People, he chaired the Working Party for Standard 6 (Falls & Fractures).   Subsequently he served on the NICE Clinical Guideline Development Group (GDG) for Falls Prevention (CG24/161; 2004/2013), and has been Chairman of the NICE GDG, & subsequent Quality Standard Topic Expert Group for Hip Fracture (CG124, QS86)(2011, 2012).  He remains involved as an expert member in current updates of NICE guidance (2014) and Quality Standards (2016-17) on both of these topics. 

Understanding why falls occurred to prevent future falling including undertaking a root cause analysis of a fall
Carrie Tyler
, Falls Practitioner, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
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Secondary Falls Prevention: What is STEADY On! How it works, and supporting people to regain confidence after a fall via STEADY On! non clinical home assessment
Diane Lloyd
, Steady On Practitiotner, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Diane Is a STEADY On! Practitioner working in Falls Prevention in East Lancashire. She has worked for the National Health Service for 14 years and has always focused on promoting Health and Wellbeing, encouraging Self Care, and has worked on various projects such as the Health Trainers and was one of the first 4 Health Trainers recruited nationally. Diane moved onto The Health Improvement Service supporting the roll out of Healthy Workplaces, Change4Life, Alcohol awareness, Tobacco control and has worked with a varied age range of people in her time with the NHS and has always carried out a Public Health and Education role which she has enjoyed.
She has worked with STEADY On! for 5 years and was one of two members of staff who were to “roll out” STEADY On! across East Lancashire. Diane is a non-clinical member of staff and her focus is to continue to support individuals and groups of older people to be aware of things that can make them fall and how to prevent them following STEADY On! Self-care initiatives.
Full powerpoint presentation

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