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Falls: assessment and prevention of falls in older people

Guidelines that provide recommendations for the assessment and prevention of falls in older people. It is an extension to the remit of NICE clinical guideline 21 (published November 2004) to include assessing and preventing falls in older people during a hospital stay (inpatients). 

Prevention package for older people resources

The suite of downloadable prevention package resources from the Department of Health, was designed to support PCTs, SHAs and Local Authorities in prioritising and effectively commissioning services that support the health, well-being and independence of older people. Each resource may be read as a stand-alone document or as part of the series.

All our futures : planning for a Scotland with an ageing population

Document laying out the Scottish Executive's strategy for responding to and planning for an ageing population in Scotland. The strategy covers topics such as the role of public services, increased opportunities for older people, better intergenerational relationships, improving health and providing lifelong learning opportunities.

Be active, be healthy : a plan for getting the nation moving

Document laying out the UK Government's framework for the delivery of physical activity for adults in England, incorporating sport and based on local needs and building on the physical activity legacy of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

SCIE research briefing 1: Preventing falls in care homes

Research concentrates on how falls in care homes might be prevented in an active way: in this, individualised falls/risk assessment forms an important part. But there is little agreement between studies on the interventions that work consistently well. The term "care homes" includes residential care homes, nursing homes and intermediate care facilities.

Use of resources in adult social care: a guide for local authorities

Guide intended to foster discussion and debate among local authorities as to how to commission and organise services in the future by making best use of available resources.

Living well in later life: a review of progress against the National Service Framework for Older People

Collaborative report assessing the state of services for older people in England and pinpointing the steps which need to be taken to ensure standards are met and that services for older people continuously improve.

A new ambition for old age: next steps in implementing the National Service Framework for older people

Document laying out the priorities for the next stage of the National Service Framework for older people in England which are grouped under three themes, Dignity in Care, Joined-up Care and Healthy Ageing.

This stage comprises ten programmes driven nationally and spans the second half of the ten-year National Service Framework.

Adding life to years : report of the Expert Group on Healthcare of Older People

Report providing an overview of the major health problems of older people and their journey of care. It also looks into the question of possible age discrimination in NHS Scotland, points to examples of good practice and makes recommendations for improvements.