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Projects focused on musculoskeletal, falls, fractures & frailty

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Projects focused on musculoskeletal, falls, fractures & frailty

Andrea Fisher

Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) aim to spread innovation to improve health and generate economic growth; connecting the NHS with academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry.

A summary of projects from the Network with a focus on musculoskeletal, falls, fractures and frailty, has recently been published. These include a number taking place in care home settings:

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Thursday 8th March 2018

Reducing Falls in Care Homes – aiming to reduce harm through prevention of falls
Safer Provision and Caring Excellence (SPACE) – looking at safety within care homes
Hydration in Care Homes – exploring the reduction of urinary tract infections that require antibiotics or admission to hospital
Dementia – Care Home In-Reach Teams – focusing on delivering a person-centred care approach to improve
quality of life of people with dementia
Improving Care for Frail Older People – Programme of Work – involving a variety of initiatives including in care home settings such as concentrating on staff training
Safety in Care Homes – intenting to set up a mechanism for measuring, recording, analysing and sharing the prevalence of common care problems at individual care home settings

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