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Activity description

83625 - Fall risk identification in older people (65 years and older) and tailored approach to managing falls

SNPHN Ltd (Sydney North Health Network)

To identify older patients at risk of falling and enhance GP fall prevention recommendation

Relevance to General Practice

Involving GPs in fall prevention. General practitioners (GPs) and general practice staff play an important role in promoting fall prevention in the community as the primary care providers.9-11 If GPs routinely identified patients at risk of falls, they could develop care plans targeting at fall prevention.10,12 However, research has shown various barriers for uptake of evidence relating to fall prevention in the primary care setting. (Refer to attached supporting documentation for more information.)

Learning outcomes

  1. Implement a systematic approach to identify older patients (65 years or older) who are at risk of falling
  2. Prompt patients to recognise their fall risk and discuss what the patients can do to prevent falls.
  3. Assess patient’s risk of falling and determine tailored fall prevention recommendation according to patient’s fall risk factor
  4. Refer to fall prevention service providers in the community to improve uptake of fall prevention interventions.
  5. Review and encourage patient’s uptake of fall prevention recommendation

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • Comprehensive and holistic management plans are developed collaboratively

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Duty of care is maintained

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Care of older people
  • Men's health
  • Women's health
  • Musculoskeletal and sports medicine
  • Pain management
  • General practice teaching
  • Integrative medicine

Partnering organisations

iSOLVE program, The University of Sydney
QI activity

Session summary


Monday 23 Jan 2017 12:00am - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 12:00am

This activity is readily available at any time


At participating GP practices


Face to face




By invitation only

Target Audience


For more information contact...

Amy Tan
T: 0290367463