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Coming soon: e-learning package for falls prevention

The Royal College of Physicians, in collaboration with NHS South of England (Central) and the National Patient Safety Agency, is developing an e-learning package for falls prevention in hospitals.

The package is being developed as part of the FallSafe project, and with input from a wide range of professional, patient and NHS organisations and experts in the field of falls prevention, and is being produced by Epic, a company with extensive experience in providing engaging and effective e-learning for healthcare staff.


The package will be free to staff and organisations providing NHS-funded care in England, and will be accessible via the National Learning Management System (NLMS) and also available for download from the NHS eLearning Repository, as a SCORM-compliant package for users of other learning management systems.


The package will cover the key principles of understanding and acting on intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors in the hospital setting. It is intended to provide initial or annual refresher education in falls prevention that is valid and useful in all acute and community hospital settings, despite local variations in the details of their falls prevention policies. Although primarily aimed at nurses, it should be of interest to all clinicians.


Currently at an advanced scripting stage, we hope to launch the package in Spring 2012. For further information please contact lisa.byrne@rcplondon.ac.uk.