Developing a falls management tool for adults with learning disabilities research study update

Welcome to the second edition of the ‘Developing a falls management tool for adults with learning disabilities’ newsletter.  This issue looks at what we are currently working on and a new opportunity to get involved! Katie Robinson-Study Lead

What is the study about?
The study aims to develop a falls management checklist to support adults with learning disabilities (and those working with them) to think about the reasons they might fall and what could be done to reduce the chance of falling. The checklist is called the Guide to Action Tool.

What have we done so far?
So far we have talked to lots of healthcare professionals, carers and adults with learning disabilities. We are due to finish the interviews by the end of April. A huge Thankyou! to everyone who has been involved - you have all given us really interesting and helpful views.

What’s next for the study?
From the interviews we have decided to make 2 parts to the checklist- one part aimed at clinicians and the other part aimed at adults with learning disabilities and carers to be able to use. We are planning to run some workshops to look at the next draft of the checklist and agree its main components. The first group will involve healthcare professionals.

We need you!
We are currently looking for healthcare professionals supporting adults with learning disabilities to take part in a consensus group, to help develop the next stage of the falls checklist
When: 7/6/22
Time: 10am -3pm
Where: In person at Nottingham University Hospitals- Queens Medical Centre site - * dial in option and reimbursement towards travel costs available

See attached information for further details and If you are interested please get in touch with Nicola.lidstone@nuh.nhs.uk

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