Falls prevention resources


Resources to reduce the instances of falls in hospitals.

The links and resources below will also assist providers with implementing and working towards CQUIN CCG7 ‘Three high impact actions to prevent Hospital Falls’.

Support for the new falls CQUIN

'The CQUIN is very welcome, as it ensures falls remain both in the spotlight and in the thoughts of hospital exec teams. The three very relevant, critical and effective interventions will enhance patient care greatly, support independence and reduce falls. They are very achievable for most (if not all) Trusts and the potential benefits are huge whilst promoting cross-skilling of professions.’

Christopher Tuckett, Falls Prevention Practitioner and Physiotherapist, NEC member for Agile, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

‘It’s good to see that these fall risk reduction measures are being highlighted as important components of safe and effective care for inpatients.'

Julie Whitney, National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF) Clinical Lead, Royal College of Physicians  

‘A nice balance between what is easy and what might actually work.’

Antony Johansen, National Hip Fracture Database. Clinical lead, orthogeriatrics.

'The BGS Falls and Bone Health Section consider this to be a really valuable resource which will help local health communities formulate pathways and guidance for reducing the risk of inpatient falls'

Celia Gregson, Chair British Geriatrics Falls and Bone Health Section 

Resources listed by organisation

NHS Improvement

Falls CQUIN - advice and FAQs presentation PPSX, 28.0 MB

Recorded PowerPoint presentation narrated by Julie Windsor, patient safety clinical lead – medical specialties and older people. Slideshow and audio play automatically when file is opened.

Falls CQUIN - advice and FAQs presentation (PDF version) PDF, 262.1 KB

PDF version of the Falls CQUIN - advice and FAQs presentation slides

Template for local audit for the falls CQUIN XLSM, 30.5 KB

An example of a tool providers can use as a template for local audit for the falls CQUIN

Social media users can join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #improvefalls


Hypnotic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic medication

Royal College of Physicians



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