The Falls Response Governance Framework for NHS Ambulance Trusts is Published

20/10/2020


The Falls Response Governance Framework for NHS Ambulance Trusts document has been developed with input from NHS ambulance trusts and members of the National Falls Prevention Coordination Group (NFPCG). The purpose of this document is to outline a national ambulance service approach in response to people who have fallen to ensure that they receive appropriate care, treatment and access to falls prevention services, and when safe to do so, avoid conveyance to hospital emergency departments. It describes the underpinning principles and clinical governance for providing responsive, compassionate and person-centred services for people who have fallen or who are at risk of falling.

The framework intends to:
Articulate how ambulance trusts and partners in the health, social care and the voluntary sector respond to people who have fallen
Provide clarity on roles and responsibilities of ambulance trusts in relation to falls and falls prevention
Describe how ambulance trusts can have the greatest impact on falls and fractures
Support collaboration and interoperability between health systems
Meet the needs of people who have fallen using a system wide approach to falls and falls prevention
Recognise that a system-wide approach to falls is needed

To download the document click here: 
www.aace.org.uk/resources/falls-response-governance-framework-for-nhs-ambulance-trusts/