Developing an Intervention for Fall-Related Injuries in Dementia

The aim of the research aim is to assess  whether it is possible to design a complex intervention to improve the outcome of fall-related injuries in people with dementia living in their own homes.

The research will:

  • Review current evidence on managing fall-related injuries in dementia
  • Describe current care pathways and identify unmet needs
  • Explore the views of patients, carers and professionals on ways of improving services
  • Develop a new intervention
  • Pilot the new intervention to see whether it is feasible and acceptable in practice

Further details about the study, including the plain English summary and the scientific summary are available on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) website: http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hta/137802 

This research is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment Programme.

The following practices are taking part in this research project:

Long Stratton Medical Partnership, Long Stratton

Sheringham Medical Practice, Sheringham

Hoveton and Wroxham Medical Centre, Hoveton

Wymondham Medical Centre, Wymondham

Cromer Group Practice, Cromer

Magdalen Medical Practice, Norwich

Roundwell Medical Centre, Norwich

Prospect Medical Practice, Norwich

Mundesley Medical Centre, Mundesley

Hingham Surgery, Hingham

School Lane Surgery, Thetford

Aldborough Surgery, Aldborough

The Castle Partnership, Norwich

Trinity and Bowthorpe Medical Centre, Norwich

Orchard Surgery, Dereham

If you are registered as a patient at any of these practices and would like more information, please talk to your GP or nurse practitioner.