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Building your confidence after a fall in hospital

With over 1,300 people experiencing a fall related femoral fracture while in hospital across England and Wales in 2021, the National Audit of Inpatient Falls has put together a resource that can help patients, their carers and named contacts in understanding potential next steps and how to access further help.

The National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF) audits the delivery and quality of care for patients over 60 who fall and sustain a fracture of the hip or thigh bone across England and Wales. NAIF reviews the care the patient has received before their fall as well as the post fall care in an inpatient setting.

Following a fall, your feelings may range from embarrassment to severe distress. This resource was co-produced with our Patient and Carer Panel, who advise the Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP) to provide you with the tools to access further help.

For more information on the content of this resource, you can refer to our Autumn 2022 annual report.

Compare your local healthcare provider’s performance against others using our charts.

For further explanation on any of the terms above, you can refer to the FFFAP glossary.