Finding your local Falls Services

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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 opens link in new window contact your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

The opens link in new window 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:

opens link in new window NHS Choices on Falls

opens link in new window National Osteoporosis Society

opens link in new window Royal College of Physicians summary report for patients on 2010 Falls and Bone health audit report

Jenny's story

In the following video, Jenny talks about how her local falls service helped her after her fall:

Finding out about falls Jennys story 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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