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Projects focused on musculoskeletal, falls, fractures & frailty

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:

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

To find out more, visit: www.ahsnnetwork.com/musculoskeletal-falls-fractures-frailty-showcasing-projects-ahsn-network/

author: Andrea Fisher

Written by Andrea Fisher on Thursday March 8, 2018

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