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An analytical review of local and national fall policy and guidelines in England and Wales

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Pages (from-to)218
JournalGerontologist
Journal publication dateNov 2012
Volume52
IssueS1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Event65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America - San Diego, United States
Duration: 14 Nov 201218 Nov 2012

Abstract

There is an urgent need to improve the care of older people at risk of or who experience falls in mental health settings. Falls are the most frequently reported patient safety incident. NICE Guidelines recommends the use of multidisciplinary fall risk assessment during individualised treatment and in prevention care plans for older people at risk of falls (NICE, 2004). This poster outlines work underway to explore the policy guidance issued by NHS Mental Health Trusts in England
and Health Boards in Wales

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