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12. CGA in Primary Care Settings: Patients at risk of falls and fractures
Often a key component of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in primary care, this guide examines step-by-step how to carry out a multifactorial risk assessment for falls.
Information for healthcare professionals caring for older people during cold weather
This article lays out UK Health Security Agency’s guidance on how healthcare professionals can best prepare for cold weather and how to look after older adults when temperatures drop below freezing.
World Guidelines for Falls Prevention and Management for Older Adults: A Global Initiative
These guidelines were developed by the World Falls Task Force, which assembled 96 multidisciplinary experts from 39 countries across 5 continents, with representation from 36 scientific and academic societies, including the BGS.
Deconditioning information for providers of services for older people and the public
The National Falls Prevention Co-ordination Group (NFPCG) Deconditioning task and finish sub-group have developed a suite of five resources intended to support individuals, health and care professionals and commissioners to take action to help older adults become more active and recondition following activity restrictions in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keeping older people safe and well at home
These resources have been developed to help keep older people safe at home by reducing deconditioning and falls hazards, supporting people with conditions such as dementia or Parkinson's, and improving overall wellbeing to help to keep their minds and bodies active.
Presentation Recordings: Mersey Region Spring Meeting 2021
The Mersey Region Spring Meeting 2021 was held on 16th June
Ambitions for change: Improving healthcare in care homes
This document describes the care home sector across the UK as it currently stands, how health and wellbeing has traditionally been supported in care homes and sets out what good healthcare provision in a care home environment should look like.
Presentation Recordings: SW Thames Region Spring Meeting 2021
The SW Thames Region Spring Meeting 2021 was held on 20 May 2021
Presentation Recordings: Trent Region Spring Meeting 2021
The Trent Region Spring Meeting 2021 was held on 22 April 2021
Presentation Recordings: Northern Region Spring Meeting 2021
The Northern Region Spring Meeting 2021 was held on 24 March 2021
Silver Book II: Geriatric syndromes
This chapter of the Silver Book II covers the presentation of common geriatric conditions in an urgent care context.
End of Life Care in Frailty: Falls
This section of the BGS guidance on end of life care in older people looks at the investigation and management of falls in the last phase of life.
Presentation slides: 20th International Conference on Falls and Postural Stability
The 20th International Conference on Falls and Postural Stability was held on 20 September 2019 in London.
Falls Management Exercise (FaME) Implementation Toolkit
This NIHR CLAHRC toolkit provides a suite of resources that commissioners can use to plan, implement and monitor the FaME programme.
BOAST: The care of the older or frail orthopaedic trauma patient
This standard has been jointly produced by the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) and other organisations.
RCP Falls and Fragility Audit Programme (FFFAP) patient resources
The Royal College of Physicians Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP) has developed a series of patient and public centred resources to support better care.
Falls in older people
These articles have been selected by the Editor of Age and Ageing for inclusion in this special collection of the Journal's best articles on falls.