FaME used as evidence of reach and impact in 4 different HEI Impact Case studies (REF2021)

FaME as an intervention to reduce falls has been used an exemplar of impact by four separate universities in their REF2021 Impact Case Studies. HEIs were required to submit impact case studies that demonstrate the impacts their research has had beyond academia. The number of impact case studies each submitting unit was required to submit…

LLT supports PSIs and OEP leaders in falls prevention home exercise support during COVID-19

LLTs response, recommendations and resources to support the current COVID-19 national emergency identifies the need to support:  the specialist exercise instructor workforce (Otago Exercise Leaders (OEP), Postural Stability Instructors (PSI), whether health or fitness professionals) existing participants (of OEP and FaME programmes)  older people not currently participating in OEP/FaME programmes  LLT recommend different approaches/resources for…

Strength and balance quality markers Supporting improvement through audit (Public Health England, 2019)

Public Health England have published recommendations on audits for strength and balance programmes aimed at reducing falls. They ask commissioners of their evidence based programmes to audit their impact on the local population. The report can be found here.

FaME (PSI) Implementation Toolkit for Commissioners published

Implementation toolkits are a useful resource for commissioners and providers of services. They reduce the labour needed in the commissioning process and have the benefit of being derived from best practice across localities. This toolkit, for the Falls Management Exercise (FaME) programme, has been developed from programmes that were effective and had high programme fidelity…

Public Health Wales – Guidance on recommending exercise for older people to reduce risk of falls (2019)

This guidance is intended for anyone who works with or supports older people living in the local community, as these people are most likely to gain from strength and balance training (NICE 2013). It includes information that will help to:- • understand why physical activity is important for older people at risk of falling •…