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Accidents & Illnesses

Good Practice & Legislation

Useful links

We've listed here various organisations which will have useful best practice information on this topic.

Health and Safety Executive

British Red Cross

Resuscitation Council (UK)

Gov.UK (Fire safety in the workplace)

Gov.UK (Prevention and control of infections)

Health and Safety Executive (Fire safety)

Skills for Care

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurances Regulations

Resources

NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has a new standard for oral health in care homes. Click here.

Here's a flow chart showing actions to take after a fall. Click here.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has advised health care professionals to talk to older people about falls. Click here for latest guidelines.

The Care Inspectorate has produced a resource pack to help staff in care homes to assess how well falls prevention and management and the prevention of fractures is being addressed in their service. Click here.

Here are two information sheets on falls protocol. One has been developed by the ambulance service and Suffolk Community Healthcare and one is from Hampshire CCGAlso, a head injury protocol from Shropshire.

Here are some booklets, guidelines and information on accidents and illnesses.

NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (WSCCG) has produced a falls risk leaflet to identify whether a person is at risk of falling, and the most common fall risks factors.  Here's some guidance, also from WSCCG, on exercise for falls prevention.

Some medications cause falls. Here is a leaflet about medicines and falls and West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust has produced a list of drugs that may increase the risk of falls. 

Information about the West Suffolk Integrated Fracture Liasion Service. 

Click here for an informative falls and fracture risk intervention tool document. The College of Occupational Therapists has written a fact sheet on falls prevention management.

West Suffolk Clincal Commissioning Group's guidance on prevention and early detection of urinary tract infection (UTI) in older people in care homes. Click here.