Falls and bone health (Richmond)

The integrated Falls and Bone Health Service aims to reduce the rate and risk of falls and fragility fractures amongst Richmond adults, and to improve the health and mobility of older people and sustain their independence.

The service targets people who have had recurrent or occasional falls, those who feel at risk or afraid of falling and those aged 50+ for bone health management.

The service also provides education and training to healthcare professionals, social services and the voluntary sector on the best strategies for managing people who fall.

The overall aim is to help stop people from falling in the future and reduce hip fractures and other injuries.

If you are worried about falling, please visit your GP. If your GP is concerned that you may be at risk of a fall you will be referred to the Falls Prevention Clinic for a more detailed assessment.

You can also call us directly to refer yourself to the Falls and Bone Health service or to discuss any concerns.

  • Falls clinics, based at Teddington Memorial Hospital and Centre House

  • Multidisciplinary risk assessments, including medical review and physiotherapy

  • Patient information packs

  • “Staying Steady” exercise groups at Richmond Rehab Unit and Teddington Memorial Hospital

  • Assessments at home for housebound clients

  • Direct links with community falls prevention classes in leisure facilities throughout the borough

  • Dedicated occupational therapy assessment and management, including equipment provision and home environment assessments

  • Physiotherapy rehabilitation and follow up within clients own homes.

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PDF file icon Falls and injury booklet.pdf Falls_and_injury_booklet.pdf 10/02/2020 554.40 KB
PDF file icon Getting up off the floor.pdf Getting_up_off_the_floor.pdf 10/02/2020 246.14 KB
PDF file icon Incontinence and falls.pdf Incontinence_and_falls.pdf 10/02/2020 90.08 KB
PDF file icon Medicines and Falls.pdf Medicines_and_Falls.pdf 10/02/2020 158.42 KB
PDF file icon Physical Activity and Falls.pdf Physical_Activity_and_Falls.pdf 10/02/2020 98.35 KB
PDF file icon What should I do if I fall.pdf What_should_I_do_if_I_fall.pdf 10/02/2020 83.06 KB
PDF file icon Caring for your feet.pdf Caring_for_your_feet.pdf 10/02/2020 140.60 KB
PDF file icon Dizziness on standing.pdf Dizziness_on_standing.pdf 10/02/2020 94.76 KB

Tel:
020 8614 5397

Email:
falls.team@nhs.net

Address:
2nd Floor
Whitton Corner Health & Social Care Centre
Percy Road
Twickenham
TW2 6JL

  • Rebecca Mackenzie – Falls and Bone Health Service Team Leader
  • Dr Sapna Gulati - GP with Special Interest in Falls
  • Rebecca Di-Luzio - Physiotherapist
  • Francesca Jennings - Physiotherapist
  • Kerry Byrne-Fraser - Occupational Therapist
  • Kate Bateman - Therapy Assistant
  • Judy Thompson - Therapy Assistant
  • Jo Saunders - Administrative Team Leader
  • Jane Linehan - Administrative Support

Referrals should be made using the HRCH referral form via the Single Point of Access service.

Patients must have a Richmond GP to be referred to this service.

Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm