How outside partners can help to improve services
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How outside partners can help to improve services

Claire Porter Implementation lead, Bedfordshire Community Health Services

Working with ambulance and fire services can support nurses in responding to patient falls in a timely way

Falling is a cause of distress, pain, injury, loss of confidence, loss of independence and mortality – negatively affecting patients, families and carers – and is estimated to cost the NHS more than £2.3 billion a year. The challenges for health and social care services posed by falls, fractures and frailty are inevitably exacerbated by a growing, ageing population.

Emergency Nurse. 32, 1, 9-10. doi: 10.7748/en.32.1.9.s3

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