Falls are common and although most falls do not result in a serious injury the psychological impact of falling particularly on our older population is significant.  Falls are also financially costly and with an aging population these costs are set to rise significantly. Stereotypical views are often that falls are an inevitable part of ageing and that little can be done however NICE guidance indicates that if older people receive a multifactorial assessment after a fall their falls risk can be reduced by up to 30%. Antoinette Broad is the manager of the falls prevention service in Oxfordshire and will discuss the risk factors that contribute to falling and explore how these factors can be reduced.

Event Details
Date 28 Aug 2012
Time 19:00 – 21:30
Venue Science Oxford, 1 – 5 London Place , Oxford
Type Awareness