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Focus groups put the spotlight on falls

25th Nov 2014

Have you recently suffered a fall or helped care for someone who has?

North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (NN CCG) is looking to improve the work it does to help prevent people from falling and caring for those who do.

To help with this, the CCG is planning to hold some focus groups to consider the issue in more depth. To ensure patients’ views are taken on board, it is keen to recruit people who have had a fall, and those who either know or care for someone injured in a fall.

The groups will be looking at:

  • How falls services fit into the local care system
  • Patient information about preventing falls and where to go to get help
  • Getting the right information and messages for patients around falls services

The focus groups will be meeting on Monday 8 December at the Aylsham Care Trust Centre in St Michael’s Avenue, Aylsham. The sessions are planned for 10am – 12 noon, 2pm – 4pm, and 5pm – 7pm. Travel expenses will be paid and refreshments will be available.

A spokesman for North Norfolk CCG said: “Injuries caused by falling, especially among older people, can seriously affect the quality of people’s lives and use a lot of NHS resources. For that reason we are keen to improve the work we do in helping to prevent falls and caring for those who are injured as a result of falls.

“If you are free on December 8 and would like to take part in one of our focus groups, please get in touch. We’re keen to hear the views of falls patients and their carers.”

To book a place at one of the focus group meetings, please contact Louise Smith on 01263 738100 or louise.smith76 [at] nhs.net and let her know which time suits you best.