Falls prevention innovation: thinking differently along the patient journey event 23 February 2023
We know that falls cause distress, pain, injury, loss of confidence, loss of independence and, for some, mortality.
The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) updated guidance, Falls: applying All Our Health (February 2022), highlights the annual activity and costs related to those aged 65+ falling, emphasising the benefits of taking action. Finding innovative solutions to falls prevention along the patient journey matters.
Delegates from diverse and varied backgrounds from our Wessex AHSN Healthy Ageing Community of Practice journeyed with our Wessex AHSN Healthy Ageing and Industry and Innovation team representatives, in a quest to think differently about falls prevention innovations.
This interactive and informative virtual learning event, offered delegates an opportunity to:
Experience a taster session on current falls prevention innovative ways of thinking and solutions. Innovators who shared how their innovative solutions helped prevent falls included: Matthew Booth – Chief Executive Officer Physiobuddie LTD; Brian Brown – Commercial Director Technicare; Katie McShane – Director of Operations Safe Steps; Jacqui Arnold – Chief Experience Officer Milbotix and Zeke Steer Founder and Chief Executive Officer Milbotix.
Further information on these innovations can be found on the event slide deck or listen back to our recording (Recording timing: 04:51 - 29:40)
Better understand what organisations and individuals feel matter most to them about digital falls prevention innovative solutions. Esteemed panel members included: Adi Phillips - Southern Health Falls Prevention Lead; Ray White - Community Partner voice; Ellie Russell - Hampshire County Council Falls Prevention & Physical Activity Coordinator; Alexandros Gavriilidis - Strategic Commissioning Lead Dorset Council; Natalie Austin - Regional Head of Public Health Development Everyone Active
(Recording timing: 30:00 - 1:00:20)
Learn from the Wessex AHSN Industry and Innovation team about the horizon scanning process through which suitable technologies to meet the needs of NHS health and care providers are identified. Rob Hull, Programme Manager Wessex AHSN Industry and Innovation, team shared his insights.
(Recording timing: 1:00:20 - 1:05:49)
Hear from an Integrated Care System Lead sharing how to overcome common implementation barriers from concept to real world delivery. Inspirational story telling from Josh Horder – Digital Programme Manager Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care system
(Recording available - timing: 1:05:49 - 1:19:59)