Falls Prevention

From 30 June 2022, this website will not be updated

For the latest local health and care information, visit the new websites for Integrated Care Board hertsandwestessex.icb.nhs.uk or the Integrated Care System hertsandwestessexics.org.uk

From 1 July 2022, Clinical Commissioning Groups will be cease to exist. Commissioning functions and information that has been previously held by East and North Hertfordshire CCG is transferring to the new NHS Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board (HWEICB) on 1 July 2022.

HWEICB will become the new data controller. Any questions about the use of data (including patient data) by the new ICB should be directed to hertsvalleysccg.hwecorporategovernance@nhs.net 

There are no changes to how local residents access NHS frontline services in Hertfordshire and West Essex as part of these changes.

Falls Prevention

As you age, the chance of having a fall increases. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to reduce your risk. Hertfordshire County Council have outlined 6 simple things you can do to avoid a fall.

They have also listed the free services in your area that are there to help you reduce your risk and stay well.

‘Get up and Go’

Saga has produced this useful guide, available below, to help prevent falls. It contains lots of helpful tips on improving health generally and how to fall-proof your home.  The leaflet also includes exercises for strength and balance and how to safely get up from a fall.

Last modified: 

13 Nov 2017