Five falls prevention resources to help older adults become more active

Access the five resources from The National Falls Prevention Co-ordination Group to help older adults to become more active and recondition following activity restrictions in the Covid-19 pandemic.

The National Falls Prevention Co-ordination Group (NFPCG) have developed a suite of five resources intended to support individuals, health and care professionals, and commissioners to take action to help older adults to become more active and recondition following activity restrictions during the pandemic.

The five resources have been developed in response to the recommendations listed in the Public Health England guidance 2021, Covid-19: Wider impacts on people aged 65 and over – this guidance provides an estimation of the impacts of Covid-19 on physical activity, deconditioning and falls in older adults and recommendations to mitigate these effects.

Accessing the Resources and Spreading the Word

Visit the British Geriatric Society website here to access and download a copy of the resources.

The National Falls Prevention Co-ordination Group would be grateful for any support you can provide to disseminate these resources to appropriate target audiences, particularly those from ‘hardly reached’ populations (the NHSEI Core20PLUS5 approach to reducing health inequalities may help to identify these populations); and to those across your wider networks.


NICE seeks applications for falls prevention guidance committee

NICE are looking for people with experience of falls in older people to join their new committee to update guidance on assessing risk and prevention for falls.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are seeking applications to join their new committee to update guidance on assessing risk and prevention for falls. They’re looking for people with experience of falls in older people, including patients, people who use services, or members of the public and their advocates. Read on for more details, or click here to view the recruitment page.

NICE would welcome an application from those who have recent experience or knowledge of this topic and are able to reflect the views, experiences and needs of the public to ensure they are included in the development of these guidelines.

In particular, NICE are seeking people with the following experience and understanding of falls:

  • through personal experience you have of treatment and care provided for you by the NHS
  • as a relative or unpaid carer of someone who has used relevant health services
  • as an advocate, volunteer, or officer of a relevant voluntary organisation or support group.

If you know of someone at your organisation or within your networks that would be interested in joining this committee, please see and share the recruitment advert which contains full details, including how to apply. Recruitment is open until 5pm on 12/05/2022.

If you consider it appropriate, NICE would be happy for you to promote this vacancy through social media or other communication channels at your disposal. You can follow NICE on Twitter @NICEGetInvolved and they would be grateful if you could retweet their recent tweet about this recruitment.