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Showing all projects in the category: Falls and Fractures.

FallSafe Care Bundle Application across 3 Trusts in the North East region

Overview summary This two phase project led by The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NUTH) who worked collaboratively with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and County Durham and Darlington Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust involved: A regional multicentre improvement programme to standardise the application of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) FallSafe Care […]

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Improving Bone Health and Fracture Prevention “a population based approach across the North East and North Cumbria”

Approximately 65,000 hip fractures occur in the UK each year; with an annual cost of about £2 billion (this includes medical and social care). In 2012, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued guidelines on the assessment of risk of fragility fracture (NICE CG146) recommending “opportunistic case finding” and the Quality and […]

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A Multicentre Improvement Project to Standardise the Application of the RCP FallSafe Care Bundle

Programme Lead: Rachel Carter

This programme is a regional, multicentre improvement programme to standardise the application of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) FallSafe Care Bundle, to support the testing of falls prevention interventions commonly used within the acute trust setting. The Lead Trust is The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals who will work collaboratively with South Tees Hospitals and […]

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Hip Fracture and Fragility Fracture Prevention Project

  The principle aim of this project is to improve the health outcomes for patients at risk of fragility fracture and promote improvements in bone health through targeted case finding, effective treatment and medication compliance. Through active case finding the project aims to both proactively manage high-risk patients for primary prevention of fragility fractures whilst […]

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Spreading the Use of High Dose Antibiotic Cement to Prevent Infection Following Surgery for Hip Fracture

Surgical site infection after hip fracture repair is a disabling and costly problem affecting about 4% of patients who undergo a hip hemiarthroplasty. Research shows that use of high dose antibiotic cement decreases infections after hip fracture surgery from 5% to 1.7% The project promoted the use of the high dose cement to clinicians and Trusts […]

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