Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit (includes the Hip Fracture Database) (FFFAP)

Supplier info

Name: Rosie Dickinson
Org: Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
Phone: 020 3075 1772
Website: RCP

HQIP contact

Sumera Bhatti

Programme overview

The Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit has been managed as a programme (FFFAP) designed to audit the care that patients with fragility fractures and inpatient falls receive in hospital and to facilitate quality improvement initiatives. It consists of the following three audits:

  • The National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) – established to measure quality of care for hip fracture patients, and has developed into a clinical governance and quality improvement platform.
  • Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) are the key secondary prevention service model to identify and prevent primary and secondary hip fractures. The audit has developed the Fracture Liaison Service Database (FLS-DB) to benchmark services and drive quality improvement
  • The National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF) – provides the first comprehensive data sets on the quality of falls prevention practice in acute hospitals and includes head injuries as well as other injuries

Additional information on all HQIP-commissioned projects is available on the NHS Trusts page, which includes the recommendations repository, infographics compendium, 9 month publication schedule, impact report, and National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory. For further information about this project, please contact the project team directly using the contact details listed in the ‘Supplier Info’ section above.

Patient & Public Engagement case study: The Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit programme’s case study of their winning entry for the 2022 Richard Driscoll Memorial Award can be read in full here.

Their entry for the 2020 Richard Driscoll Memorial Award can be found in full here.

The in-focus impact report for 2023 submitted by FFFAP can be found in the compendium here.

Accessing data

Data collected on behalf of HQIP by all NCAPOP projects is routinely reported and these reports are available in the ‘Related resources’ section.

For regularly updated dynamic reporting of audit data, follow the link in the HQIP Directory in the column called ‘Link to dynamic reporting’.

The reported data is also placed on the data.gov.uk website.

For details of how to apply for data that is not in the public domain, please see HQIP’s data access webpages.

Details of the contracts that HQIP awards are available at: www.gov.uk/contracts-finder.

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