TypeAdult Services - Falls Prevention Service
The Falls Prevention Service are specialist falls practitioners including nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists with access to consultant and podiatry. We aim to reduce the incidence of falls for the population of Northamptonshire.
Who is this service for? For people predominately aged 65 and over who have a history of falls in the last 12 months, who have a GP or are resident in Northamptonshire.
How to refer to this service: Referrals are accepted from professionals or members of the public, either as a self referral or on behalf of someone else.
Please complete the Falls prevention electronic referral form, please ensure you attach the most recent medical summary / clinic letters and also provide details of any intervention you have had with the patient to support your referral.
NB Once you have completed and submitted a referral you will be presented with a confirmation screen showing a reference number and links to download the form for your records should you wish to do so. If you do not see this screen then the submission is incomplete and the data will not be processed. If this happens please try again, if the problem persists contact the Falls team on 01933 235870.
If you are referring from a hospital, ICT or DN team please refer via SPOA on 03007770002.
Referrals from Care Homes
If you are referring from a care home please complete the falls risk assessment plan (FRAP)
Once you have completed the FRAP please action the recommendations. If the patient is still falling at this stage please submit an electronic referral form with the completed FRAP attached.
All referrals are reviewed by a member of the falls team to ensure suitability and then assigned to the most appropriate professional. In some cases they may be signposted to a more appropriate service.
Contact us and opening hours
Telephone: 01933 235870 (answerphone available for out of hours)
Fax: 01933 235479
Mon-Fri: 08.30-16.30 (excluding bank holidays)
Referrals will be accepted over the phone from patients and relatives only