Falls Prevention Trial

Falls are common in older people but they can be prevented. Prof Lindy Clemson and a team of multidisciplinary researchers including GPs have developed a clinical decision tool and resources to help GPs identify people at risk of falling and provide tailored management options. The clinical decision tool is available in both hard copy and electronic (compatible with Best Practice and Medical Director) formats.

SNHN is seeking GP practices to trial these (Cat 1 and Cat 2 RACG QI&CPD points on offer). Amy Tan, project coordinator, can visit your practice to show you the tools/resources and speak to you about how you can participate. Book a time with her today by calling 9036 7463 or email:amy.tan@sydney.edu.au.

Closing date for expression of interest: 30 June 2016.

Falls Prevention GP Survey winners

The winners in the iSOLVE Fall prevention GP survey have now been announced.

Winners in the $200 GP prize draw are:

  • Dr Patricia Brazier (Neutral Bay Medical Centre)
  • Dr Barry Mayes (North Turramurra Medical Practice)

Winners in the $50 practice manager/practice nurse prize draw are:

  • Alison Forbes (Kendall Street Medical Centre)
  • Gabrielle Clancy (Pennant Hills Medical Centre)
  • Peta Niven (The Cottage Surgery)

Amy Tan, iSOLVE Research Project Coordinator, is currently contacting winners to organise delivery of their prize. Please email Amy if you have won a voucher and not been contacted e: amy.tan@sydney.edu.au (by 30 November 2015).You can still enter the survey. Survey responses will be pooled together and entered into the next prize draw in mid 2016 (closing date to be announced).