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 were added (statements 1, 2 and 3). All the statements originally published in 2015 (statements 4 to 9) have been retained. For more information see update information.
Keeping quality standards up to date
This quality standard is reviewed each year and updated if needed.