Clinical Commissioning Group’s ‘Falls Prevention Campaign’
During 2017/18 the cost of NHS hospital admissions for older people in Luton who had a fall was £2.2million.
These falls can result in injury, loss of independence as well as a loss in confidence.
The campaign features a series of free roadshows in Luton Libraries between 24 and 28 September 2018. These will be delivered in conjunction with other older peoples services.
GP, Dr Nasrin Razzaq, Clinical Lead for Frailty at LCCG, said:
“We would like to encourage as many people as possible to go along to the Falls Prevention Roadshows to find out more about what people can do to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from falling.
“The roadshows are not just aimed at helping older people to help themselves but they can also provide useful information for carers and relatives.”
Six key messages
The ‘Falls Prevention Campaign’ highlights six key messages:
- Improving strength and balance with exercise
- Encouraging sight tests and hearing tests
- Keeping medications up to date
- Inspiring people to check their homes for trip hazards
- Keeping feet healthy
- Visiting your GP surgery after a fall – to prevent another in the future
Dr Nasrin Razzaq said:
“The campaign aims to help create safer healthier futures for older people in Luton so that they can maintain their independence in their own homes”.
This campaign has been organised by LCCG in partnership with Luton Council, and other health organisations across Luton.