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Falls and Fracture Prevention Service

INTRODUCTION

A community based falls service providing a falls assessment within the persons own home.

This service is aimed at adults aged 60 and above who have fallen or experienced a fracture of hip, wrist or vertebrae in the past 12 months.

You must also have a GP within the Central and West or East and North area of Birmingham.

WHO PROVIDES IT

Falls assessment is carried out in the persons own home, by the falls nurse assessor. Within East and North there are also physiotherapists and occupational therapists who work with patients.

WHAT HAPPENS AT YOUR APPOINTMENT

For Central and West

Following telephone contact/letter to arrange an acceptable appointment date and time, you will be visited at home and a falls assessment completed. Following this a personalised goal plan will be agreed with you that may involve referral to other appropriate services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry and social care and health. You may also be offered verbal lifestyle advice which is followed up with a personalised advice sheet and leaflets/booklets. Finally a letter will be sent to your GP informing him/her of any recommendations/interventions.

For East and North

Following telephone contact/letter to arrange an acceptable appointment date and time, you will be visited at home and a falls multidisciplinary assessment completed. Following this a personalised goal plan will be agreed with you.

Our team consists of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurse and therapy assistants. You may also be referred onwards to other services such as podiatry, social services and lymphedema. You may also be offered verbal lifestyle advice which is followed up with a personalised advice sheet and leaflets/booklets. Finally a letter will be sent to your GP informing him/her of any recommendations/interventions.

INFORMATION FOR CARERS/FAMILY MEMBERS

There is an open referral system into our service.  Referrals typically come from GP’s, district nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists and social workers. We also accept self and carer referrals.

If you have any questions regarding a referral or require further support following assessment please contact the service on the contact details provided on the right hand side.

FOR PROFESSIONALS

There is an open referral system to our service and we accept referrals from all health professionals, social care and health, residential/nursing homes and the voluntary sector. Once an appointment becomes available they will be contacted by telephone or letter to arrange a convenient date and time for the falls assessment at their home.

Please complete referral and post or fax to the address or fax number on the form. Referral form is available on the right hand side of this page under contact details.

Contact Falls

Central and West 
Falls Nurse Assessor
St Stephens Centre                                 
171 Nineveh Road                                   Handsworth                                           Birmingham                                           
B20 0SY

Telephone: 0121 466 3609                       

Central and West Falls and Fracture Prevention Service     

East and North

Falls and Fracture Prevention Service Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, East and North Team

Telephone: 0121 466 2105

Once an appointment becomes available the patient will be contacted by telephone or letter to arrange a convenient date and time for the falls assessment at their home.

Please click here to download our referral form, complete and post or fax to the address or fax number on the form.