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Participating in NAIF

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The National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF) is a continuous national audit which aims to improve fall risk reduction practice for inpatients. As of January 2020, the project comprises a full audit of both falls prevention activity prior to the hip/femoral fracture and post-falls care.

NAIF is included in the HQIP 2021-22 listing for national audits that must be reported in the trust quality account. It also forms part of the National Clinical Audit Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP). The clinical audit dataset is reviewed and updated annually. 

If you are already participating in NAIF, you do not need to re-register.

If you are not registered to NAIF, the falls lead in your trust/health board will need to complete the registration form below and return it to falls@rcp.ac.uk.

The registration form is for both the clinical audit and the facilities audit. Registered trusts/healthboards will be updated regularly on any approaching data entry deadlines. If you do not have a falls lead in your trust/health board, an alternative lead should be registered as the key contact for the audit. For example, a patient safety or clinical audit lead.

Please note that falls leads do not have to personally input all the data, but are responsible for ensuring that the actions are completed. There can be some flexibility in terms of who inputs the data into the web tool in different organisations. Falls leads are encouraged to develop ways of completing this audit that work in their local context. Using the web tool All data input will take place via the online web tool.

To enable you to complete the clinical audit we will create a login for you to access the web tool. 

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These tools and documents were specifically developed for use within the Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP). These tools have been made publicly available and should you choose to download them for uses outside of FFFAP, you are free to do so, but are hereby agreeing to enter into a royalty free, non-exclusive, licence agreement with Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership under the following terms and conditions:

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In no event shall HQIP be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages for loss of profits, revenue, data or use incurred by you or any third party, whether in action in contract, tort, or otherwise, arising from your access to, or use of, the audit tool or form. HQIP make no representations about the suitability, reliability, or timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products and related graphics contained in the audit tool or forms. HQIP reserves the right to make improvements, changes or updates to forms or tools at any time without notice.