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Falls Articles


Prevention of inpatient falls has improved

24th November 2017

The prevention of inpatient falls has improved in hospitals across England and Wales, but more must be done.

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Exercising could prevent elderly falls

10th November 2017

Study finds exercising regularly reduces risk of serious falls by 12% in people over 65.

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Physiotherapy could save NHS millions

2nd October 2014

CCGs urged to invest in preventative physiotherapy services which could prevent nearly 200,000 falls a year and save the NHS £275m.

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Blood pressure pills could do more harm than good

25th February 2014

Scientists find blood pressure pills could raise risk of fatal fall.

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Elderly exercise minimises fall injuries

31st October 2013

Study finds older people who participate in exercise programmes reduce risk of injury from falls.

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Elderly fear falls

31st October 2012

A survey suggests one fifth of elderly people are scared of falling if they leave their own homes.

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Magic carpet developed

12th September 2012

Scientists at the University of Manchester have developed a carpet that can detect falls.

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Report calls to cut elderly falls

10th May 2012

NHS calls for a joined-up strategy to cut falls by the elderly.

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Elderly to have regular eye checks

21st June 2011

Call for elderly to have regular eye checks as a way of preventing falls.

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NHS badly manage elderly falls

18th May 2011

An audit in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has found NHS hospitals are failing to provide adequate care for elderly.

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