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Falls are estimated to cost the NHS £2.3 billion a year. Falls can result in a loss of confidence, a loss of independence, or a loss of life. But this loss is preventable, with the right network of health services in primary and secondary care.

The updated 2017 Quality Standard ‘Falls in Older People’ brings a new emphasis on multifactorial assessment and personalised intervention. This Implementing NICE Quality Standard ‘Falls in Older People’ course provides the latest training on falls prevention in hospitals and community settings, applicable to all involved health and social care professionals, including clinicians and service leaders in primary and  secondary and social care.

Our course covers key topics including: causes of falls, multifactorial assessments, and personalised interventions. As well as clinical guidance, gain insight into networking services and presenting the case for preventative medicine.

Attend this training course, led by Professor Cameron Swift, to understand how to prevent falls and implement a successful falls prevention strategy in your area.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and implement the updated NICE Quality Standard for falls
  • Engage with the process of multifactorial assessment and intervention
  • Champion the commissioning of preventative services
  • Learn how to lead an effective network for falls services in primary and secondary care
  • Create a successful fall prevention strategy


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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Implement the New Falls Quality Standard

  • Understand the development of clinical guidance on falls prevention
  • Look at the evidence for effectively preventing falls
  • Review the recommended pathways for community and hospital settings
  • Learn the key factors in implementing and maintaining an effective falls prevention service
  • Q&A session
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:15

Effective Approaches to Fall Prevention and Patient Safety

  • Explore the cause of falls and the impact of personalised interventions
  • How to identify at risk persons and implement a multifactorial assessment
  • Effective implementation and delivery in hospital and care home settings
  • Consider the findings from the National Audit of Inpatient Falls 2017
12:15 - 13:15


13:15 - 14:15

Case Study: The Serene Side Room Concept: Increasing Patient’s Wellbeing to Reduce Falls in Acute Hospital Wards

  • Purpose and background of the project
  • Utilising a Swarm approach to falls in the acute setting to evidence good practice and reduce the negative effects of the environment
  • The importance of human factor approach for both patients and staff
  • Appropriate staff training and ensuring confidence in working a one to one shift and with patients walking with risk
  • The results of a project pilot on an orthopaedic rehabilitation ward and on the frailty unit in the emergency short stay ward
  • How the Serene Side Room changes the experience of patients in the Chelmsford area
14:15 - 14:30

Afternoon Break

14:30 - 16:00

Workshop: Creating a Successful Fall Prevention Strategy

In groups, work with the Trainer and speakers to develop a clear action plan in response to your institutions role in preventing falls in older people

  • Discuss with other delegates and share knowledge between services
  • Strategic planning to help reduce the number, cost and impact of falls in your services
  • Engage key stakeholders to ensure your strategy is understood and supported
  • Overcome obstacles to networking services and maximising referrals
  • Create a falls prevention action plan in line with NICE standards to take back to your organisation


16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


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