This 10 for 2010 programme will reduce harm from falls without compromising dignity, independence and rehabilitation.
Falls prevention is a complex issue crossing the boundaries of healthcare, social care, public health and accident prevention. Falls are recognised internationally as a major health issue disproportionately affecting older people.
In the UK, with a population of over four million people aged over 75 years around 75,000 hip fractures are treated annually with costs estimated at approaching two billion UK pounds.
A range of materials will be available below to support implementation of this programme.