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At a cost of £2.3 billion a year, and with an increasingly ageing population, health and social care professionals must ensure that they are fully compliant with the new Falls Quality Standard, published in January 2017. Through the use of a successful falls prevention strategy, the Department of Health has estimated that the number of falls could be reduced by 15 to 30 per cent.

Delegates on this Preventing Falls Among Older People course, chaired by Julie Whitney will leave with the tools to develop an effective fall service and intervention strategy.

This course will provide delegates with the confidence to successfully engage with those at risk and the capability to implement procedures, to help reduce the number of falls in patients.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and implement the new NICE quality standard for falls
  • Engage elderly patients in fall prevention methods
  • Encourage staff participation to raise awareness
  • Learn from best practice case studies
  • Create a successful fall prevention strategy
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Implement the New Falls Quality Standard

This is an excellent opportunity for delegates to discuss the new Falls Quality Standard with Professor Cameron Swift, a key member of the Quality Standards Advisory Committee and NICE project team that developed the new Falls Quality Standard, on the new NICE Quality Standard. 

  • Understand the changes in fall prevention guidance
  • Position yourself in line with the NICE Quality Standard issued in January 2017
  • Prepare your institution for the changes to fall prevention guidelines
10:45 - 11:30

Effective Approaches to Fall Prevention and Patient Safety

  • Explore effective approaches for falls prevention
  • Explore applicability of the NICE Quality Standards to reduce falls in care and nursing homes
  • Learning from patient safety incident reporting to improve care.
  • Focus on:
    • falls from hoists
    • prescribing beds for domestic use to avoid falls and entrapment
    • accidental ingestion of food thickening powder
11:30 - 11:45

Morning Break

11:45 - 12:45

National Guidance and Local Data Analysis

  • Identify those at greatest risk of falling
  • Use effective reporting systems
  • Utilise local data to improve outcomes
  • Patient and staff perception of falls
12:45 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:45

Fall Prevention Interventions in Community Settings

  • Help patients with long term conditions with fall prevention
  • Learn how to apply falls prevention techniques in community settings
  • Engender an appreciation of preventing falls amongst patients and staff
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Creating a Successful Fall Prevention Strategy

In groups, work with the chair and develop a clear action plan to reduce falls in your institution and ensure success moving forward.

  • Engage your staff to ensure your strategy is successfully implemented for long term fall prevention
  • Strategic planning to help reduce the number, cost and impact of falls in your institution
  • Create a Fall Prevention action plan to take back to your institution
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


etc. Venues – Victoria, London

One Drummond Gate, Pimlico,, London, SW1V 2QQ