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Falls Awareness Week

23 – 29 September

Join in with Falls Awareness Week from the London Falls Prevention Network.

Educating patients and their carers about falls prevention has been shown to reduce falls injuries by nearly 60%1.

The London Falls Prevention Network has recognised this and worked in partnership with Medline to develop a Falls Awareness Week (23rd – 29th September 2019), that all NHS Falls Leads can participate in.

Local Campaign Materials

Local campaign kits have been developed with both acute and community Falls Practitioners and are available to all NHS Falls Leads.

The materials will help you engage patients on falls prevention, asking them the question: 

“What 3 things can I do to stay safe today?”

Falls Awareness Week Materials

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¹ Vonnes C, Wolf D. Fall risk and prevention agreement: engaging patients and families with a partnership for patient safety.BMJ Open Quality 2017;6:e000038. doi:10.1136/bmjoq-2017-000038

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