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If you have had a fall, even if you haven’t needed medical treatment, it's important to discuss it with your GP to look for possible causes. Or if you're worried about falling, there are plenty of simple steps you can take to help put your mind at rest.
Your GP can refer you to the local Falls Service whose staff can work with you to draw up a plan to reduce the chance of you falling. For more information, visit your GP or contact your local Primary Care Trust (PCT)
The Falls Directory also has details of local services and qualified instructors who specialise in strength and balance exercise classes in your area.
You may find these websites useful:
NHS Choices on Falls
National Osteoporosis Society Royal College of Physicians summary report for patients on 2010 Falls and Bone health audit report
In the following video, Jenny talks about how her local falls service helped her after her fall:
Finding out about falls Jennys story - Jenny talks about her fall and the services shes used to get herself back on her feet and get on with her life again For more information on falls including exercise and health tips to reduce your risk of falling visit wwwageukorgukfalls
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Up to 3.4 million of us over 65 suffer a fall each year. With the right action, up to half of these falls could be prevented.
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