Reviewing medicines for people at risk of falls

Event 9 January 2024Location Online via WebEx at 13:00 - 14:00

This webinar provided information and guidance on the importance of medication reviews in people who have had a fall or are at risk of falling.


9 January 2024


Online via WebEx at 13:00 - 14:00

About the Event

Two consultant pharmacists outlined the importance of medication reviews in falls and falls-risk patients, using case studies to illustrate how to undertake these using available guidance and resources.

Why it’s important

Falls are common events in older people and can cause injury, pain, distress, loss of confidence, loss of independence and increase mortality. Around 1 in 3 adults over 65 and half of people over 80 years old will have at least one fall a year. As well as the human cost, falls are estimated to cost the NHS more than £2.3 billion per year. Medicines are a common precipitating or contributory factor to falls and medication review can reduce the risk of falls.

What was covered/what you will learn

  • The importance of medication in causing falls
  • How medication reviews can reduce falls risk
  • Information and guidance that can be used in conducting a falls-related medication review


A range speakers from SPS and other organisations will run this event.

Non-SPS Speakers

Ðula Alićehajić-Bečić

Consultant Pharmacist Frailty, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Heather Smith

Consultant Pharmacist: Older People, NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board

SPS Speakers

The session will be hosted and facilitated by Barry Jubraj and Rakhi Aggarwal. Find our more about our SPS colleagues below.



Information presented during this webinar is correct at time of recording. Current guidance should be followed.

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