RCP Report 2012 – NHS exercise programmes a success with older people but not always evidence-based

Last week the Royal College of Physicians published a new audit on exercise provision in falls services across the UK. Some of the findings were, unfortunately, not unexpected! This survey was commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and carried out by the Royal College of Physicians’ Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit (CEEU). It…

INSPIRE – Spring 2011 LLT Newsletter

Today we launched INSPIRE. Later Life Training qualified instructors, leaders and those who work closely with us have been asking for updates on a whole variety of things. We have a mix of updates on each of our courses, highlights from research (with our courses), highlights from practice (model services), upcoming events, thought provoking questions…

CDC Compendium of Effective Falls Interventions

The CDC (USA) have produced a compendium of effective falls interventions that is freely downloadable. This compendium covers exercise based interventions, home modification interventions and multifaceted interventions and collated information from the original research authors. This resource is a MUST HAVE for all those working in falls prevention services as it gives extremely useful information…