The Prevention and Management of Falls in the Community: A Framework for Action for Scotland 2014/2015

The Framework builds on the model presented in the Up and About resource, and focuses on falls prevention and management and fracture prevention for older people living in the community. The Framework is underpinned by evidence from research and draws on knowledge and experience gained by the falls prevention community in Scotland over the last four years.


1. American Geriatrics Society, British Geriatrics Society (2010) Clinical practice guideline: prevention of falls in older persons.

2. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2013) Falls: The assessment and prevention of falls in older people. Clinical Guideline 161 London, NICE

3. World Health Organization (2004) What are the main risk factors for falls amongst older people and what are the most effective interventions to prevent these falls? Copenhagen: WHO Europe.

4. NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (2010) Up & About Pathways for the prevention and management of falls and fragility fractures. Glasgow, NHS QIS

5. Tinetti M et al. (1994) Fear of falling and fall-related efficacy in relationship to functioning among community-living elders. Journal of gerontology, 49:M140-M147.

6. British Orthopaedic Association (2007) The care of patients with fragility fractures.


Email: Julie Townsend

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