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Current Situation for Shropshire Falls Services/ Pathway. Sandy Lockwood SCHT Falls Prevention Service Team Lead Whole System Approach to Falls Prevention Workshop 2 nd Sept 2014. Pre 2005 ad hoc falls prevention work around County 2005 Falls prevention Pilot in South Shropshire

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    1. Current Situation for Shropshire Falls Services/ Pathway Sandy Lockwood SCHT Falls Prevention Service Team Lead Whole System Approach to Falls Prevention Workshop 2nd Sept 2014

    2. Pre 2005 ad hoc falls prevention work around County 2005 Falls prevention Pilot in South Shropshire 2007 Draft care pathway and service spec for delivering a Falls Prevention Service within Shropshire County 2009 Team Lead appointed to FPS History of Specialist Falls Service

    3. What is it? MDT – 4.8 x wte covering whole of Shropshire SPR Accept referrals from anyone including self referrals Standardized screening, Ax, documentation, treatment Falls prevention programmes across Shropshire County Exercise delivery (PSI and Otago) Facilitate discussion group to make lifestyle changes, peer support Outcome data collection Specialist Falls Prevention Resource for County, Patient information leaflets, website Mandatory falls training for SCHT Falls awareness training for other organisations / older people groups LHE wide Falls Champion Forum / Falls Task Finish Group Specialist Falls Service

    4. We need helpPreventing Falls is everyone’s responsibility • What is the basic aim? • To be proactive – Make every contact count • To reduce the number of falls - community, hospitals, care homes • To reduce the number of fractures • To reduce the consequences of falls and fractures • To use strategies researched to save lives and be cost effective • To implement a coordinated approach across Shropshire

    5. Coordinated Approach • What do we have now that follows best evidence based practice? • Can we optimize what we have ? • Can we do things differently ? • Can we identify gaps that we have in achieving best evidence based practice? • Do we know how big the problem is in Shropshire?

    6. Best evidence to prevent falls

    7. Best evidence to prevent falls

    8. Best evidence to prevent falls

    9. Best evidence to prevent falls

    10. Best evidence to prevent falls

    11. Interventions proven to reduce risk

    12. Interventions proven to reduce risk

    13. Interventions proven to reduce risk

    14. Interventions proven to reduce risk • What should we be doing? Provide ongoing exercise by suitably trained instructors Falls exercise pathway • What are we doing ? Who’s doing it Variety of private community exercise classes available Extend, ( supported by Community Council Shropshire) , some Otago trained, Walking for Health, leisure centres, exercise on prescription, Active 4Health but only one PSI instructor to maintain/ build on benefits gained from FPS

    15. Best evidence to prevent falls

    16. What should we be doing? Falls awareness Training for care agencies/ Social services/ voluntary agencies Raise awareness : patient info leaflets, distribution / availablity Falls awareness events • What are we doing ? Who’s doing it FPS delivered Falls awareness training past year to : AgeUKhome support workers, NOS, GP education event Public / carers in partnership with Community Council Shropshire Senior Safety Days Dementia Patient self care programme Shropshire CCG Day Centres/ private groups Memory Service SSSFT FPS - SCHT website Shropshire Falls Awareness week Sept 1-5

    17. How can we maximise resources we have? What can we do better ? Where are the gaps ? What are our opportunities ? What are our challenges ? How can we add years to life and life to years

    18. What can we do better? What are the gaps? Poor / non existent data on falls in Shropshire What are the opportunities? To develop Public Health intelligence for feedback to Primary Care team, CCG and Health and Wellbeing Board Use patient level linked data to understand how costs are distributed across Shropshire’s hospital, community and social care system for falls patients What are the challenges? What data do we need How do we get it Some thoughts

    19. What can we do better? What are the gaps? Better screening of over 65’s at risk of falls What are the opportunites? Develop/ Strengthen engagement with Primary care teams– Level 1? NHS health checks for 50-74 yr olds to include falls ? Bone health ? What are the challenges? Increased screening leads to increased demand on already stretched resources Some thoughts

    20. What can we do better? What are the gaps? Identify number of WMAS call outs for falls in Shropshire Community dwelling, Pendant alarm holders ,Repeat fallers ,Care Homes No single point of referral for WMAS to request MFFRA reduce risk of further fall What are the opportunities? Triage 999 request for fall – medical/ non medical need Consider alternative organisation to pick patient up from floor Work with pendant alarm providers / housing associations Work with manual handling training for carers- Manga Elk, etc? What are the challenges? Numbers? Need for adequate SPR provision Continuity of safety/ Suitable training Demand on existing services Some thoughts

    21. What can we do better? What are the gaps? Strengthen pathway from orthopaedics and fracture clinics to FPS Offer follow up Falls Assessment on fallers attending A/E but not requiring hospital admission to prevent future admissions What are the opportunities? Create easy link between A/E and DAARTs to instigate MFFRA and onward referrals Home safety check What are the challenges? Increased demand on community/ voluntary organisations? Some thoughts

    22. What can we do better? What are the gaps? Raise awareness of falls pathway to all organisations in contact with older people Empower staff in those organisations to MECC to reduce risk factors Expand falls awareness training via coordinated approach with standard info What are the opportunities? Promote standardised training package for older people – train the trainer – use in Day centres/ Senior’s events Promote standardised training package for staff/ volunteers involved with individual older people. Refocus where falls awareness training is delivered in 2014-15 and by who What are the challenges? Standardisation Quality Content continually updated to reflect best practice Some thoughts

    23. What can we do better? What are the gaps? Improve bone health to reduce fractures No full fracture liaison service What are the opportunities? Fracture liaison service spanning primary and secondary care Identify fragility fractures, those at risk of fragility fractures Refer for scan, offer treatment based on NICE guidance Link with RJAH, FPS for MFFRA, exercise pathway to improve balance What are the challenges? Some thoughts

    24. What can we do better? What are the gaps? Improve exercise continuum to prevent entry to and strengthen exit strategy from FPS Increase numbers of PSI trained exercise instructors in community Develop coordinated approach to exercise What are the opportunities? Right exercise for different ages, health conditions delivered by appropriately trained instructors Public Health Healthy Shropshire Leisure centres - outreach Exercise on prescription Voluntary agencies - falls buddies ? What are the challenges? Patient adopting behaviour change and adherence to long term activity Transport / suitable venues Some thoughts

    25. Outcomes from assessing needs, strategic planning and commissioning should be 3 fold To reduce the number of fall -better health and wellbeing - improve an individuals balance by exercise - individual Ax of people who fall for underlying medical causes with a treatment plan to reduce risk - provide safer environment To reduce the number of fractures- better bones for all - after the first fracture, act to prevent the second - Improve balance and treating the bones To reduce the consequences After a fall – rehabilitate and get active again After a hip fracture – ensure high quality care to save lives and money Prevent “long lie” scenarios by training how to get up or by alarm technology Summary

    26. How are we going to do it? Non - hip fragility fracture patients Individuals at high risk of 1st fragility fracture or other injurious falls Older people The work starts here today!