– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 9th March 2011.

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Photo of Richard Simpson Richard Simpson Labour

Question S3W-39814

To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on whether the pilot audit of inpatient falls by the clinical effectiveness and evaluation unit of the Royal College of Physicians will include a review of records from Scottish hospitals.

Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

The Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation unit (CEEu) of the Royal College of Physicians was commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership to perform a National Falls and Bone Health in Older People three year programme of work. This is a Department of Health, England-led initiative and therefore Scotland will not be involved in this work.

In Scotland, as part of the implementation of the Rehabilitation Framework, we are developing a National Falls Programme with the aim of significant service re-design to improve the delivery of falls services.

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