This quality standard covers prevention of falls and assessment after a fall in older people (aged 65 and over) who are living in the community or staying in hospital. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

In January 2017, this quality standard was updated. Three new statements on preventing falls were added. For more information see update information.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2016 and it is still up to date.

Next review: August 2017

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How we develop NICE quality standards