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Falls and Fracture Prevention Service (Brighton and Hove)

The service provides specialist assessment and rehabilitation for adults in Brighton and Hove who are at risk of falls and fractures or at risk of developing Osteoporosis. We aim to help people avoid falls and fractures, remain independent and feel more confident in daily activities. We offer this service within clinics or in people's own homes.

We are able to offer evidence based interventions including:

  • Multifactorial falls risk assessment at home or in clinic
  • Home exercise programme – Based on Otago and Falls Management Exercise Programme
  • Balance and bone health classes – 14 weeks programmes at venues across Brighton & Hove
  • Postural hypotension clinic – joint assessment with Nurse and Pharmacist
  • Vertigo clinic
  • Home environment assessment and equipment provision
  • Anxiety management to reduce fear of falling
  • Bone health and fracture risk assessment (FRAX)
  • Referral for DEXA scan as appropriate

The team includes:

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Therapy Assistants
  • Fracture Prevention Specialists
  • Falls Specialist Practitioners
  • Falls Specialist Nurses
  • Administrators
  • Service Location:
    • Brighton
    • Hove
  • How To Access:

    We accept referrals from health and social care professionals, the independent and voluntary sector.

    Patients must meet the service criteria.

    Referral Form

    Please send your referrals to:

    Falls and Fracture Prevention Service
    Briggs Unit
    Brighton General Hospital
    Elm Grove
    Brighton
    BN2 3EW

    By email: SC-TR.FallsServiceRefs@nhs.net (Sussex Community NHS Trust and Brighton and Hove City Council only)

    Please note we are unable to take telephone referrals.

  • Contact Details:
    Falls and Fracture Prevention Service
    Briggs Unit
    Brighton General Hospital
    Elm Grove
    Brighton
    BN2 3EW

    Tel: 01273 265574
    Email: SC-TR.FallsServiceENQs@nhs.net

  • Opening Hours:

    Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm (excluding Bank Holidays)

  • How to find us:

    Service base and location of clinics and classes:

    Falls & Fracture Prevention Service
    Briggs Unit
    Brighton General Hospital
    Elm Grove
    Brighton
    BN2 3EW

    Parking is available but is limited. There are frequent buses running outside the clinics.

  • More Information:

    Useful Contacts:

    Age UK Brighton and Hove
    Tel: 01273 720603
    Email: info@ageuk-bh.org.uk

    Carelink Plus
    Tel: 0300 1233301
    Email: CarelinkPlus@brighton-hove.gov.uk

  • Directorate:
    Adults
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