New data prompts falls prevention reminder to NHS organisations

Source: NPSA Website

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Date of publication: June 2010

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has issued new data about slips trips and falls in NHS organisations based on data  taken from acute and community hospitals and mental health units in England and Wales in 2008-9. 
The findings have prompted the NPSA to urge NHS organisations to follow guidelines aimed at reducing patient falls produced by the NPSA and Patient Safety First campaign in 2009.

Length of publication: 1 page news bulletin

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