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1st North of England Falls Summit

  Category: Falls, Falls Summit, Patient Safety

Monday 16th March 2015 - Leeds - Registrations now closed.

Save the date. The North of England Falls Network in collaboration with the Improvement Academy, the North East AHSN, the North West Coast AHSN and North Cumbria Patient Safety Collaborative, is holding the 1st North of England Falls Summit in Leeds on 16 March 2015. The programme contains an exciting mix of expert speakers. The summit is intended for clinicians and decision-makers of all disciplines working in falls prevention in the North of England.


Date: Monday 16 March 2015, 10:00am – 4:45pm (registration from 9.30am)

Venue: Ballroom, The Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 4DY

Registration: We have had a great deal of interest in this event, and have had to close registration. For more information please contact Alison Lovatt at alison.lovatt@bthft.nhs.uk.

Flyer: The flyer for the event can be seen here.

Twitter: #t1noefs

Abstract: The Speaker and Poster abstracts for the event can be found here.

Slides: The slides for the event can be found here (10.5 Mb PDF file, so may a take a short while to download).

Feedback: A summary of the feedback from the event can be found here.

Provisional Programme

09:30 Registration and refreshments

10:00 Welcome and introduction

10:15 Patient Safety Collaboratives: new opportunities to learn from the frontline of care

10:45 Exercise for Falls Prevention - Prof Pam Dawson

11:15 Best Practice Speakers - followed by questions and answers

11:45 Refreshments and Networking

12:15 Multi-Disciplinary Falls Prevention - Dr John Davison

12:45 Best Practice Speakers - followed by questions and answers

13:15 Lunch and poster viewing

14:15 Patient Safety - Julie Windsor

14:45 Best Practice Speakers - followed by questions and answers

15:15 Refreshments and Networking

15:45 Report from PreFIT Study - Dr Julie Bruce

16:15 Questions and answers

16:30-16:45 Summary of the day and Close

Keynote speakers:

Professor Pam Dawson
Dean, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, York St John University

Dr John Davison
Consultant Physician, Falls and Syncope Service, Newcastle upon Tyne

Julie Windsor
National Patient Safety Lead Older People and Falls, NHS England

Dr Julie Bruce
Principal Research Fellow, Warwick Clinical Trial Unit

RCP and RCN accredidation requested

This event is offered free for NHS Staff.

For more information please contact Louise Barber on 01274 383926 or academy@yhahsn.hs.uk.