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Falls Prevention and Management in Older People Conference

star 15% discount for ProFaNE.co membersFriday 27 April 2012
Hallam Conference Centre, London
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"There is growing evidence to show that investing in falls prevention services is cost-effective. The Department of Health currently estimates that if every strategic health authority in England invested £2m in falls and bone health early intervention services they could each save £5m (net £3m) each year through reduced NHS costs, such as 400 fewer hip fractures."
Age UK 'Stop Falling: Start Saving Lives and Money'

This national conference will reflect on evidence that suggests there is room for improvement in the prevention and management of falls within NHS and Social Care. Delegates will hear case study presentations from organisations taking a proactive and preventative approach to falls services and which are demonstrating improvements in outcomes and a reduction in falls both in hospitals and in the community.

Topics include:

  • Learning from older people's experiences
  • Delivering a proactive positive approach to staying active and healthy
  • Learning from the first National Audit of Falls Prevention in Hospitals
  • Measuring and monitoring falls as a clinical outcome indicator
  • FallSafe: A quality improvement project to reduce falls in hospital settings
  • Implementing an effective Falls Risk Assessment
  • Reducing falls caused by inappropriate medication
  • Improving falls assessment and secondary prevention
  • Falls in the over 85’s: Should we treat this group differently?

Key speakers include:

  • Jackie Riglin Clinical Associate for Falls Royal College of Physicians
  • Helena Herklots Services Director Age UK
  • Frances Healey Joint Head of Patient Safety The National Patient Safety Agency

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Visit the HCC website for further details, where you can download the conference brochure and book your place online or contact kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk

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