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What to do after a fall?

Homeshield

Homeshield can help you find the services you need. There is a specific question about falls on their referral forms. They do request that you indicate who your GP is  so that they can direct you to the nearest services. -http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/Adult_care/Staying_independent/Home_Shield_Norfolk/index.htm An up-to-date form can be found on the website.

Norwich Exercise Referral Scheme

Norwich GPs and health practitioners (such as nurses and community nurses) can refer patients on the “Exercise as Treatment” scheme provided by Riverside Leisure Centre and Places for People. Please note that members of the public cannot refer themselves on to this service.

Broadly ActiveBroadly Active (Exercise Referral Scheme)

Broadly Active is a 12-week scheme available through your surgery, physiotherapist, pharmacy or other health professional. A qualified exercise instructor will help you build a programme of physical activity that is appropriate for you and any medical conditions you may have. A range of sessions are offered across Broadland and Norwich which are supervised by safe, highly qualified and fun instructors. Sessions have a small cost (typically around £2.50) and are for anyone aged 16 and over (no maximum age limit).

GP

An individual may be able to approach their GP to discuss issues they have been having. If they have had multiple falls in the last 12 months, their GP may wish to check that there are no underlying health conditions causing the falls.

Hip Fracture

Hip fractures are often the result of a fall, and can place someone at further risk of falls. Older people are particularly vulnerable to this type of injury. You can find more details here - http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hip-fracture/pages/introduction.aspx

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