Reducing falls: the QiPP (Quality, Innovation, Productivity, Prevention) Exercise Continuum initiative.
These classes have been designed to help older people improve their balance, co-ordination, increase their confidence and reduce the occurrences of falls...'The Exercise Continuum is a pathway of physical activity opportunities for older people with chronic long term conditions and/or at risk of a fall. This initiative is part of the QiPP work stream to reduce non-elective hospital admissions resulting from a fall. The Primary Care Trust has commissioned a falls prevention activity programme at 8 locations around the county as a step-down from therapy led rehabilitation, as well as a Level 3 volunteer training scheme to recruit community leaders and individuals to lead their own low-level exercise groups. Each year we can expect around 50,000 falls in Cornwall, 500 hip fractures and 5,000 ambulance activations following a fall. Last year the cost to the NHS in terms of acute admissions and ambulance activations alone was £7.9m.
The benefits of using an evidence-based exercise programme to prevent future falls and fractures have been proven . I am pleased to support this initiative and encourage you to do the same'.
Rachel MurraySenior commissioning Manager (Older People and Long Term Conditions)
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The Core is teaching these courses at different locations within the local community;
START DATE OF COURSE
BALANCE AND STABILITY
Emmanuel Baptist church, Falmouth
JULY 2013 (40
5TH FEBRUARY 2013
30TH MAY 2013 - FULLY SUBSCRIBED*
11TH APRIL 2013
NOVEMBER 2013 (30WEEKS)***
AUGUST 2013 (20WEEKS)
8TH MAY 2013
JULY 2013 (12
10TH MAY 2013
LELANT VILLAGE HALL
SEPT 2013 (20
JULY 2013 (12
6TH JUNE 2013
AUGUST 2013 (12WEEKS)
NOVEMBER 2013 (20WEEKS)
If you are interested in attending a course at one of these locations, please contact The Core on 01326 310761 for more information or download the referral form, fill it out and send it to us at the address, which you will find on the form.