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Latest falls articles/research

NICE guidelines


‘The assessment and prevention of falls in older people’.


For Health care professional information:

For Public information:

National Client Safety Agency (NPSA)

The NPSA has worked collaboratively with other organisations to examine research evidence and information on falls in hospitals and produced the report entitled ‘The third report from the Client Safety Observatory: Slips, trips and falls in hospital’. This report includes over 200,000 incidents reported to the NPSA’s National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) in a one-year period from acute and community hospitals, and mental health units. It includes case studies, resources and practical examples of how to implement falls prevention policies and improve learning from falls:

Useful falls related documents

The following documents are available for download in PDF format.

‘Prevention Package for Older People’, Department of Health, 2009:

Useful leaflets

‘Avoiding, Slips, Trips and broken hips, How to avoid falls in the home – information for older people’ leaflets are available for download in the following languages:

(Please note: The Department of Trade and Industry campaign for the above is no longer running however the leaflets still apply.)

Useful websites

The ProFaNE Online Community

‘The ProFaNE Online Community is an active working group of Health Care Practitioners, Researchers and Public Health Specialists dedicated to the prevention of falls in Europe and beyond’.


Help The Aged

‘International charity fighting to free older people from poverty, isolation and neglect’.


The National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG)

‘The National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG) was established to provide a clinical guideline for the management of men and women at high fracture risk’.