[PDF] The prevention and management of falls in the community : a framework for action for Scotland 2014/2016

Scottish Government
Scottish Government
Publication date:
03 October 2014


The Framework for Action aims to support a more consistent approach to falls prevention and management and in doing so improve experiences and outcomes for older people, their families and carers; and to accelerate the pace of implementing integrated falls and fragility fracture pathways.

It identifies and describes key actions for health and social care services at each of the four stages of the pathway. These actions represent the minimum standard of care an older person should expect to receive regardless of where and when they present to statutory services. At points throughout the pathway, statutory services will work with third and independent sector partners to deliver the actions described.