RCP Report 2012 – NHS exercise programmes a success with older people but not always evidence-based

Last week the Royal College of Physicians published a new audit on exercise provision in falls services across the UK. Some of the findings were, unfortunately, not unexpected! This survey was commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and carried out by the Royal College of Physicians’ Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit (CEEU). It…

DoH Prevention Package (2009)

In 2009, the Department of Health published its prevention package. The suite of downloadable prevention package resources below is designed to support PCTs, SHAs and Local Authorities in prioritising and effectively commissioning services that support the health, well-being and independence of older people. Each resource may be read as a stand-alone document or as part…

Recommendations for promoting the engagement of older people in preventative healthcare

Evidence based recommendations for promoting the engagement of older people in preventative healthcare. These recommendations were put together by members of ProFaNE. The full paper is available from BMJ Quality and Safety in Healthcare. L Yardley, N Beyer, K Hauer, K McKee, C Ballinger, C Todd. Qual Saf Health Care 2007;16:230-234 1. Raise awareness in…

Don’t mention the F Word!

Research from Help the Aged (now AgeUK) and the University’s of Southampton & Manchester, examines the attitudes and feelings of older people towards falls prevention services and resources. It explores different approaches and ways of communicating falls prevention messages to older people, as well as ways of encouraging older people to take up falls prevention…