Greater Glasgow NHS Community Falls Prevention programme (CFPP- 2007)
Total population of Greater Glasgow: 850,486
Population aged 65+: 128,603
In 2007, about 807 falls screens were completed by the healthcare technical instructors (Occupational Therapy support workers) in order to determine the individual’s risk factors for falling.
As a result of screening, 617 (from CFPP 2007 database) were referred for in-house Physiotherapy Assessment and 414 (total of referrals received by CFPP Classes in 2007) older people were offered a health funded evidence based exercise programme (.pdf) delivered in the community, with only 36 declining i.e. 378 attending as newcomers.
A full evaluation of the Glasgow Falls and Bone Health Services showed a significant reduction in hip fracture admissions over the last ten years.