Strength and balance quality markers - supporting improvement

Strength and balance exercise programmes are an important intervention for falls prevention. With an intended audience of both local commissioning and strategic leads in England with a remit for falls, bone health and healthy ageing and providers involved with strength and balance falls prevention exercise, this document has been produced by Public Health England (PHE) with the National Falls Prevention Coordination Group (NFPCG) member organisations.

It includes details of 7 quality markers for strength and balance exercise, suitable for use by local areas as criteria to help them carry out self-audits. It is endorsed by the British Geriatrics Society, College of Podiatry, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, and the National Audit of Inpatient Falls