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Falls cause harm and distress to NHS inpatients every year. One hospital's implementation of a regional FallSafe project has increased the use of evidencebased measures to prevent falls. The project relied on a network of falls champions, who were nurses or healthcare assistants who taught and inspired their colleagues to implement care bundles.
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Using a regional initiative to improve falls prevention resulted in the development of champions who ensure falls avoidance is a priority on wards