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Falls and Bone Health

Aims and objectives of service

The Primary Care Falls and Bone Health Service aims to reduce the numbers of falls, and injuries caused by falls, in older people through services including specialist physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nursing assessment and to improve bone health and prevent fractures.

Service description

The service offers a comprehensive assessment in the patients’ own home, care home or clinic setting where risk factors to falling are present and an injurious fall has occurred. The assessment can include:

The service is staffed by a Clinical Specialist Nurse, specialist Falls & Bone Health Nurses, occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Specialist assistant Practitioners/ Postural Stability Instructors and Rehabilitation Support Workers, Postural stability instructors and Health Promotion Specialists.

Days/hours of operation

The service operates between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. To contact the service please call 0115 883 8307.

Population covered

The service can be used by anyone registered with a NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group GP. People can be referred to the Falls and Bone health service if they are over the age of 65 and have a City GP.  The service will see patients under the age of 65 if their Falls and Bone Health assessment needs are complex (they continue to have falls despite intervention to reduce these). Referrals should be discussed with the team.

Referrals should be made through the Nottingham Health and Care Point on 0300 131 0300 or use the online form here.

The service is available to people who are over 65, and have attended the Emergency Department at hospital as a direct result of an injurious fall in the last 6 months or have had multiple falls (2 or more falls) in the past year. 

At a Glance:

Health & Care Point

tel:

0300 131 0300

Accessing the Service

You can be referred by:

GP

Professional

Service availability

City