3-Nation approach to reducing harm from falls workshop presentations

28 Sep 2017 | Reducing Harm from Falls

The Commission, with support from Essential Helpcare, hosted three falls prevention experts from England and Australia in September 2017.

Two workshops were held (13 September in Wellington and 15 September in Auckland), with over 400 health care staff from across the sector attending.

Feedback has been very positive and the Commission is pleased to be able to make the presentations available (recordings from the day will be available soon).

Dr Jane O’Malley (Chief Nursing Officer) hosted a very productive meeting with the international guests.

Frances H meeting MoH chief nurses

From left: Dr Jane O'Malley (Chief Nursing Officer), Dr Kathy Glasgow (Senior Nursing Advisor, Office of the Chief Nursing Officer), Sandy Blake (Clinical Lead, Reducing Harm from Falls programme, Health Quality & Safety Commission), Jim Nicolson (Manager Healthy Ageing), Karina Kwai (Manager Community & Ambulance, Healthy Ageing), Gabrielle Nicholson (Senior Project Manager, Reducing Harm from Falls programme, Health Quality & Safety Commission), Dr Frances Healey (Deputy Director of Patient Safety, National Health Service England), Carmela Petagna (Senior Portfolio Manager, Reducing Harm from Falls programme, Health Quality & Safety Commission), Julie Windsor (Patient Safety Clinical Lead – Medical Specialties/Older People, National Health Service England), Dr Phil Wood (Chief Advisor, Healthy Ageing), Lorraine Lovitt (Lead, NSW Falls Prevention Program, Clinical Excellence Commission NSW), Dr Jill Clendon (Chief Advisor, Office of the Chief Nursing Officer), Amanda Hinkley (Senior Policy Analyst, Healthy Ageing), Deidre Mussen (Senior Advisor, Media).

 Presentations

Dr Frances Healey

Deputy Director of Patient Safety, NHS

Patient safety struggles and successes – are there lessons we can apply to falls prevention?

Julie Windsor

Patient Safety Clinical Lead – Medical Specialties/Older People, NHS

Falls prevention in health and social care: the UK perspective

Lorraine Lovitt

Lead, NSW Falls Prevention Programme, Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC)

Keeping older people safe in our care

Sandy Blake

Clinical Lead, Reducing Harm from Falls programme, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Reducing harm from in-hospital falls in New Zealand

Carmela Petagna

Senior Portfolio Manager – Quality Improvement Programmes, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The next steps – reducing harm from all falls and fractures in New Zealand

Jon Buchan

Portfolio Manager, Maternal, Child and Youth Health, Whanganui DHB

From falls to frailty assessment

 Find out more about the speakers here.

 

Last updated 19/12/2018