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A repository of all resources produced by the National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF) for healthcare professionals, patients and carers.

Patient & carer resources

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.

How should your hospital prevent and respond to falls during your stay?

The patient and carer panel, who advise the Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP), chose the three most important findings of the most recent report to help you understand what your hospital should be doing to prevent falls and how to respond to a fall if it does happen.

Healthcare Champions and Patient Information Resource

This resource is aimed at Healthcare Champions who are looking to influence and improve the care and management of patients who have fallen in an inpatient setting.

Falls prevention in hospital: a guide for patients, their families and carers

A resource designed to help prevent serious injury and unnecessary cost to the NHS caused by older people tripping or falling when they are in hospital.

Clinical resources

Supporting best and safe practice in post-fall management in inpatient settings

Created for clinicians, 'Supporting best and safe practice in post-fall management in inpatient settings' clarifies what constitutes a post-fall check for injury. By providing guidance on how to implement best practice in post-fall management processes, training and competencies.

FallSafe & Carefall E-learning

An interactive e-learning tool designed for foundation level doctors, but appropriate for all healthcare professionals which covers the knowledge needed to identify and reduce patient and environmental risk factors to assist with reducing inpatient falls.

Measurement of lying and standing blood pressure: A brief guide for clinical staff

A resource designed to assist clinical teams in standardising their approach to falls prevention in hospitals. It is evidence-based and seeks to address variability in recording lying and standing blood pressure. 

Bedside vision check for falls prevention: assessment tool

A new vision assessment tool which enables ward staff to quickly assess a patient’s eyesight in order to help prevent them falling or tripping while in hospital.