Falls referrals to Community Therapies Service
The local Falls Assessment Service will assimilate with community nursing teams to provide an integrated falls management and dedicated lifting services.
GPs and other referrers may continue to refer patients who have fallen or who are atrisk of a fall to the Community Therapy Services for assessment and management by Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and assistants.
The assessment of falls will continue through the following existing networks:
Patients who have fallen and are identified by Yorkshire Ambulance Service will continue to be referred to the Intermediate Care Team for assessment, treatment and support.
Where needed, housebound patients who are at risk of a fall will be reviewed using a falls-assessment risk tool and referred to the appropriate service by their District Nurse via the Single Point of Access (SPA) phone 0300 330 5444.
- GPs and other referrers will continue to refer to Community Therapy Services if they believe a patient is at risk of a fall, or if they have fallen. Please note: that only physiotherapy and occupational therapy elements related to falls will be assessed and treated by the Community Therapy Team.
Please refer using the below referral form sent or faxed to the relevant locality.
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