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Moving Forward Together with Falls in Hertfordshire Conference

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Farnham House (Oak Roam)

Six Hills Way

Stevenage

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“The number of people aged 65 and over is projected to rise by over 40% in the next 17 years to more than 16 million. Thirty percent of people aged 65 and over will fall at least once a year. For those aged 80 and over it is 50%. A fall can lead to pain, distress, loss of confidence and lost independence. In around 5% of cases a fall leads to fracture and hospitalisation…. Effective, planned, evidence based approaches to falls and fracture risk reduction are of key importance to the health and wellbeing of people living in our communities and those that care for them.” Professor Martin J Vernon National Clinical Director for Older People, January 2017

This conference will look at falls prevention and management in Hertfordshire, reducing falls and harm from falls, and agreeing a new unified approach across the county. The conference will also discuss the qualitative and quantitative data we have gathered so far on falls and falls provision in the county, as well as current evidence, national guidance and best practice.The conference is free* and is suitable for Health and Social care professionals and organisations in Hertfordshire that work with people at risk of falls or have fallen.

Sessions later on the morning will focus on discussion and gaining consensus on a Hertfordshire wide screening tool, multifactorial assessment, falls information and Hertfordshire Falls Strategy Outline. The conference will also discuss key elements the gaps analysis and how we might collaboratively manage this.

There will be opportunity to sign up to being part of working groups looking to deliver the strategy and further Falls specific CPD workshop

Benefits of attending

  • Be part of the conversation on how we will move forward with falls prevention and improvement programmes in Hertfordshire
  • Network with colleagues who are working to improving falls prevention and management in Hertfordshire
  • Understand the local and national context
  • Represent your organisations role within falls prevention and management
  • Ultimately, not taking united and consistent action is an opportunity lost & may soon become unaffordable

Please bring any relevant information on what your organisation provides to support people who are at risk of falling of have fallen. There will be opportunities to share this with colleagues.

* There are limited places available and we will prioritise places to ensure good representation from key organisations.

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