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UK sources of information and / or support

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Falls and fractures exercise training to prevent falls

Information from the Department of Health.

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Resources about preventing falls

Links and resources from Later Life Training.

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Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

Includes plenty of advice on preventing accidents in the home, in the workplace and at leisure.

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Falls: information for the public

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Hip Saver

Supplied by Win Health Ltd, the hip saver is a soft hip protector padded undergarment that protects fragile hips from the effects of falling.

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Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

See also the Patient UK fainting page

Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Dr Tim Kenny
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7448 (v5)
Last Checked:
12 July 2011

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