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Falls Service

Reducing the risk of falls and injuries sustained as a result of a fall

About the Falls Service

Posted: 2 October 2019 · Practice news

Falls are a common problem and as we get older we can be more likely to experience a fall. It is therefore important to identify what is causing you to fall in order to reduce the chance of it happening again.

The Falls Assessor, Joyce Simpson, can triage patients who are at risk of falls, or who have had falls, giving advice on awareness and prevention of falls.

She will also make any onward and appropriate referrals to services and professionals such as:

  • Falls/Multi-Disciplinary/Medical Assessment Clinic
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Locality Pharmacists
  • Podiatry
  • Social Work Department
  • Enhanced Community Support
  • Community Nurse
  • GPs
  • Balance & Strengthening Exercise Programme

For more information about falls, read the leaflet Falls: How to prevent them and what to do if you need help.

Get in Touch

If you are at risk of falls or have had a fall, please contact the practice on 01307 462316 for information about the falls service.

Joyce Simpson, Falls Assessor
Joyce Simpson, Falls Assessor
Academy Medical Centre

We are one of the largest GP practices in Tayside, Scotland, with approximately 10,000 patients on our list.

The surgery is open Monday to Friday from 8am - 6pm (except public holidays).

Academy Medical Centre
Academy Street
Forfar
DD8 2HA
Tel: 01307 462316
Email: academymc.tayside@nhs.net