Susie Dinan and colleagues at Camden and Islington PCT put together a resource for people wanting to set up or quality assure falls prevention exercise sessions. This resource has been made available freely so that you can adapt it for your own setting. Click here to download.
Esterbrooks et al, published a qualitative research project in JAPA considering older people views of leadership in physical activity and exercise sessions. Click here to download.
Physical Activity in Later Life: Further Analysis of the Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey and the Health Education Authority Survey of Activity and Health. Skelton DA, Young A, Walker A, Hoinville E. Health Education Authority, The Stationary Office, London. 1999. Click here to download.
Interventions to prevent accidental falls among older people. Skelton DA, Todd C. World Health Organisation Health Evidence Network Document. 2004.
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Article – How can the Primary Care Team help Older People stay active and maintain independence? (2006)
How can the Primary Care Team help Older People stay active and maintain independence? Skelton DA. Update (GPs) Feb: 78-81, 2006. .This can be viewed as a PDF
Wiltshire Falls Prevention service works with PSIs and was considered a model of good practice by the DTI. Read more here.
Guidelines for Exercise Programming for the Frail Elderly have been published by the Better Ageing Collaborative based on the results of the European Commission Framework V Better Ageing Project. The project used the FaME programme as the basis of the exercise intervention and the original protocol for the FaME exercise intervention is cited. You can…
This paper by Allen et al, in Physiotherapy, describes the use of CBE leaders within a falls prevention service. Click here to read.