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Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP)

What we are doing

The Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP) is a national clinical audit run by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) designed to audit the care that patients with fragility fractures and inpatient falls receive in hospital and to facilitate quality improvement initiatives.

Elements of the programme

The FFFAP is comprised of the following three workstreams:

 

Alongside the advisory groups and board the programme receives guidance from:

The Patient and Carer Panel - a group of 10 patient and carer volunteers who support the Falls and Fragility Fractures Audit Programme (FFFAP).

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Who's involved

Organisations

The programme has been commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) and currently covers England, Wales and Northern Ireland only. 

The audit programme is led by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), working closely with a broad range of organisations including: 

FFFAP is supported by a board, advisory groups and a patient and carer panel.  

What we have produced

The Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP) is a national clinical audit run by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

Although the NHS is no longer organised around regional health authorities, clinical networks, deaneries and training rotation are still regionally based.

This brief report has been designed to summarise information about falls and fragility fracture care across Wales and help people to understand the care provided in their local area. Featuring interactive maps, the report allows for Welsh healthcare units to view their participation and results in the audits so far. 

The Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP) is a national clinical audit designed to monitor and improve the care provided for patients with fragility fractures.

The Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP) has data available for healthcare professionals and academic institutions to access for research and analysis purposes. 

Data processing statements for the Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP).