Public Sector Event

Hip Fracture: Meeting The National Quality Standard and Learning From NHFD

Venue: Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam Street

Date: 1 May 2014

Synopsis: This event focuses on meeting the new national Quality Standard for Hip Fracture and Learning from the National Hip Fracture Database findings in your service and organisation. The conference will also cover the development of the Falls and Fragility Audit Programme and local exemplar case studies of improving the hip fracture pathway.


“There are around 70-75,000 hip fractures each year in the UK, with figures expected to rise as a result of the ageing population. Although more common in later life, they can happen at any age. Outcomes for patients with broken hips can be poor, with one in three dying within 12 months. Most of these deaths are not due to the fracture itself, but are an indication of the high prevalence of pre-existing illnesses in such patients. Hip fractures cost medical and social care an estimated £2 billion every year to treat”
NICE Quality Standard, March 2012

“Falls and fractures in older people are a costly and often preventable health concern. If we do not take steps now to improve the prevention and treatment of falls and fractures, the number of people affected by broken bones will rise steeply in just a few years due to the demographic changes. The cost of treating and caring for hip fractures in the UK could top £6 billion by 2036”
Falls and Fractures Alliance 2013

The quality standard for hip fracture includes 14 quality statements which encompass the whole hip fracture pathway. It states that people with hip fracture should have their surgery performed on the day of, or the day after, admission. People with hip fracture should also be offered a physiotherapist assessment the day after surgery and mobilisation at least once a day unless medically or surgically contraindicated. The standard also states that people with hip fracture be offered a multifactorial risk assessment to identify and address the risk of future falls, and provide individualised intervention as appropriate.

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