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.

Policy context

Preventing falls and the harmful consequences of falls contributes to delivering the aspirations, aims and outcomes outlined in a number of key documents, including:

  • The National Delivery Plan for the Allied Health Professions in Scotland (2012)
  • Co-ordinated, Integrated and Fit for Purpose: the Delivery Framework for Adult Rehabilitation in Scotland (2007)
  • Reshaping Care for Older People; A Programme for Change 2010-2021
  • Maximising Recovery and Promoting Independence: Intermediate Care's contribution to Reshaping Care (2012)
  • Caring Together: The Carers Strategy for Scotland 2010-2011
  • Start Active, Stay Active: A report on physical activity for health from the four home countries' Chief Medical Officers (2011)
  • National Dementia Strategy 2013-2016
  • Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHS Scotland (2011) and the 2020 Vision (2012)

Effective falls prevention and management requires co-ordination and collaboration across health and social care, as well as the third and independent sectors, thus will benefit from an integrated approach to planning and delivering care.


Email: Julie Townsend

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