Falls and Fracture Prevention Strategy for Scotland, 2019-2024

Closed 30 Sep 2019

Opened 8 Jul 2019

Overview

The Scottish Government aims to help people sustain and improve their health, independence and wellbeing. This Strategy will provide an opportunity to present an achievable vision of a joined up, whole system approach to falls and fracture prevention and management which will help to deliver on strategic objectives to support people to age well.

Why We Are Consulting

Harm from falls and fear of falling affect large numbers of people both directly and indirectly, having a significant impact on wellbeing and prevent many people from experiencing healthy ageing. We want the strategy to reflect the views of people who experience falls and fragility fractures as well as people involved in planning, delivery, researching and improving care and support to prevent and manage harm from falls.

We have worked with a range of stakeholders and colleagues to develop this draft Strategy; our aim has been to create a culture of partnership in which we take collective action, maximising and respecting the contribution of all partners. Given the engagement that has already taken place, we have reduced the consultation period to five weeks.

Read the consultation paper.

What Happens Next

We will review the draft strategy to take account of comments recieved and then publish it on the Scottish Government website.

Interests

  • Health and Social Care