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The Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP) is a national clinical audit run by the Royal College of Physicians designed to audit the care that patients with fragility fractures and inpatient falls receive in hospital and to facilitate quality improvement initiatives.
- National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD). Continuous data collection. Latest national report published.
- Fracture Liaison Service Database (FLS-DB). Feasibility study. Data collection 1 June - 30 September 2013. Report due May 2014.
- Pilot audit of inpatient falls. Feasibility study. Data collection January - February 2014. Report due July 2014.
Commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and delivered by the RCP, FFFAP has four overarching aims:
- To improve outcomes and efficiency of care after hip fracture
- To improve services in acute and primary care to respond to first fracture and prevent second fracture
- To improve early intervention to restore independence
- To work in partnership to prevent frailty, preserve bone health and prevent accidents in older people.
The care that patients receive is measured through a number of elements that run in parallel within the programme.
Elements of the programme
The audit is comprised of three workstreams:
National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD)
The NHFD collects data on all patients admitted to hospital with hip fractures and improves their care through auditing which is fed back to hospitals through targeted reports.
For more information visit the NHFD website.
Fracture Liaison Service Database (FLS-DB)
The FLS-DB aims to evaluate patterns of assessment and treatment for osteoporosis and falls across primary and secondary care.
Pilot audit of inpatient falls
The audit will focus on acute hospitals and will measure compliance against national standards of best practice in reducing risk of falls within acute care.
Contact the FFFAP team
020 3075 1266
Last updated on: 20 January 2014