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Healthcare Champions and Patient Information Resource National Audit of Inpatient Falls

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The FFFAP Patient Panel along with the NAIF Multidiscplinary advisory group have worked together to produce these patient information resources.

Key recommendations

The resources are aimed at  Healthcare Champions who are looking to influence and improve the care and management of patients who have fallen in an inpatient setting. This might include anyone: patients, relatives or carers, who would like information to support conversations with care providers, commissioners, governors and non-executive directors.

Falls are the most frequently reported incident affecting hospital inpatients, with 247,000 falls occurring in inpatient settings each year in England alone.

The actions in the animation below, and attached downloadable infographic are designed to help you find out whether your hospital is meeting recommended targets.

They have also been designed to help raise areas in need of improvement with the board of governors, commissioners or other group. As a patient or carer, you can ask the hospital Patient Advice and Liaison Service to help you find the right person to speak to about this.