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Your healthcare team
The care described may be provided by a range of healthcare professionals. These could include your GP, specialist doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists and others. All healthcare professionals involved in helping people to avoid falls should know how to assess a person's risk of falling and about the ways of preventing falls
A member of your healthcare team should talk with you about your risk of falling and how to avoid falls, and explain any tests and care you receive in detail. You should have the opportunity to ask any questions you have – there is a list of questions you might like to ask to help you with this.
Some care described may not be suitable for you, depending on your exact circumstances. If you think that your care does not match this advice, talk to your healthcare team.