In 2012 the National Osteoporosis Society and Age UK established a Falls and Fractures Alliance (FFA) in England with the aim of bringing together organisations to focus on preventing falls and fractures, and particularly to reduce the rate of hospital admission for hip fractures and falls-related injuries among older people. The FFA is a network of organisations with an interest in the falls and fractures agenda.
The FFA is led by a working group under the chairmanship of Chris Moran, National Clinical Director for Trauma and co-opts additional FFA members to its meetings depending on its work programme. The working group, which meets at least twice a year, also serves as the Stakeholder Group for the Falls and Fragility Fractures Audit Programme (FFFAP).
With a new Government in place, the working group is currently developing a consensus statement to set out broadly for policymakers the context of falls and fractures and highlight those areas on which to focus in terms of improving the prevention and care of those with falls and fractures.
The National Osteoporosis Society provides the Secretariat to the FFA and its working group and engages with FFA Members on news, developments, and initiatives in the sector.
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