The Scottish Government aims to help people sustain and improve their health, independence and wellbeing. This Strategy will provide an opportunity to present an achievable vision of a joined up, whole system approach to falls and fracture prevention and management which will help to deliver on strategic.

Why We Are Consulting

Harm from falls and fear of falling affect large numbers of people both directly and indirectly, having a significant impact on wellbeing and prevent many people from experiencing healthy ageing. We want the strategy to reflect the views of people who experience falls and fragility fractures as well as people involved in planning, delivery, researching and improving care and support to prevent and manage harm from falls.

We have worked with a range of stakeholders and colleagues to develop this draft Strategy; our aim has been to create a culture of partnership in which we take collective action, maximising and respecting the contribution of all partners. Given the engagement that has already taken place, we have reduced the consultation period to five weeks.

Read the consultation paper.

https://consult.gov.scot/health-and-social-care/falls-and-fracture-prevention-strategy/consultation/subpage.2016-07-07.1474135251/