The NERS Community Falls Prevention Intervention provides an opportunity for patients to attend an evidence based exercise programme designed to reduce the risk of falls, led by qualified Postural stability Instructors. The scheme is based on best practice from the UK, current evidence base and operates to National Standards. The scheme has been supported by the Welsh assembly Government and Later Life training, Local Authorities, the Public Health Wales (PHW) and Local Health Boards (LHB's).
This meets the recommendation of the Royal College Physicians, National Falls and Bone Health Organisational Audit Executive Summary, March 2009; 4.4.3 Does the intervention include a validated exercise programme delivered by appropiately trained healthcare professionals and/or exercise specialists: FaME and/or OTAGO+ level 4 Later Life PSI = YES The scheme is targeted at patients with a positive response to 3 or more questions on the FRAT form will identify someone at risk of Falls; and the need for assessment by Multi factorial team.
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