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Falls: the assessment and prevention of falls in older people

 

This information describes the guidance that the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (called NICE for short) has issued to the NHS on falls. It is based on ‘Falls: the assessment and prevention of falls in older people’, which is a clinical guideline produced by NICE for doctors, nurses and others working in the NHS in England and Wales.

Although this information has been written chiefly for people who are at risk of a fall and their families, it may also be useful for those who care for people at risk of a fall and anyone interested in the care of older people or in healthcare in general. Please note that the word ‘carer’ is used in this booklet to mean someone who cares for an older person but is not paid for doing so.

Understanding the NICE Guidelines. For more information please visit www.nice.org.uk