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.

Annex: The respondent information form and Responding to this Consultation Paper

The respondent information form is available in MS Word format (73k)

Responding to this Consultation Paper

We are inviting written responses to this consultation paper by 16 June 2014. Please send your response with the completed Respondent Information Form (see "Handling your Response" below) to:

Or by post to:

Julie Townsend

Scottish Government Health Directorate
Directorate for Chief Nursing Officer, Patients, Public and Health Professions
GE 19, St Andrew's House
Regent Road

If you have any queries please contact Julie Townsend on 0131 244 3739.

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Handling your response

We need to know how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are happy for your response to be made public. Please complete and return the Respondent Information Form which forms part of the consultation questionnaire attached an annex as this will ensure that we treat your response appropriately. If you ask for your response not to be published we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly.

All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation.

Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public in the Scottish Government Library (see the attached Respondent Information Form). These will be made available to the public in the Scottish Government Library by 16th June 2014. You can make arrangements to view responses by contacting the Scottish Government Library on 0131 244 4556.

Responses can be copied and sent to you, but a charge may be made for this service.

What happens next?

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us reach a decision on the content of the final framework for action.


Email: Julie Townsend

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