NICE says routine appointments with family doctors, at hospital, or during home visits by social care workers, can prevent falls, disability and loss of independence.
Although most falls do not result in serious injury, statistics show that around 255,000 older people are admitted to hospital in England each year due to falls.
An updated quality standard sets out best practice for health and social care professionals in preventing falls. It calls for people aged 65 and over to be regularly asked questions about whether they have fallen over in the last year or feel unsteady on their feet.
31 Jan 2017