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Falls risk screening

If you’ve fallen, or are at risk of falling, your GP or other health or social care professional may offer you a ‘home and person’ falls risk screen to identify ways to reduce your risk of further falls, and help you to continue to carry out activities that are important to you.

In some situations your GP might refer you directly to a falls clinic (or other hospital clinic) for a medical assessment. This would usually be because you’ve:

  • had a blackout
  • experienced dizziness or palpitations
  • found yourself on the floor and didn’t know why
  • had many falls