Keele University has launched a free electronic falls risk assessment toolkit.
Features of the toolkit include:
In tests the toolkit, developed by Walsall CCG in partnership with the university, was estimated to identify about 300 at-risk patients in a CCG of around 280,000 patients. It is fully compatible with the EMIS Web clinical system and available to download from www.fallsrisk.co.uk.
Bharat Patel, who was head of medicines management and primary care at Walsall CCG when he helped to develop the toolkit, said: “In practice, the whole healthcare team can proactively implement a review process whereby vulnerable patients can be identified, receive appropriate care and thus reduce their risk of falling.”