Falls assessment tools

  • Hertfordshire Active Living Screen form
    Fill out this form to assess your risk of falling. Find out information about where to get some help.
  • Falls Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT)
    Produced by St Mary's Hospital in London and adapted by Berkshire NHS, this simple tool aids practitioners in identifying falls risk and provides guidance on appropriate intervention and referral.
  • East of England Ambulance Service Falls Screening Tool
    A tool used by the ambulance service in Hertfordshire to assess a patient's falls risk. Please see the corresponding falls referral pathway below.
  • Cambridgeshire Community Falls Risk Assessment Tool
    An in-depth screening tool to identify risk factors for falling and appropriate short and longer-term interventions to reduce further risk of falls and injuries from falls.
  • Hertfordshire Holistic Review for Prevention of Falls -
    For use by the general public that signposts when and where to present to NHS services appropriately - 
    For use by health or social care professionals
  • NICE Guideline CG161
    NICE have published a set of recommendations to guide practitioners when considering interventions to reduce falls risk. Section 1.1. covers interventions in the community.
  • Age UK
    The charity explores the evidence base for interventions to reduce risk and provides advice to practitioners on setting up a falls prevention services. See their advice on communicating falls prevention messages to older people.
  • Falls register and referral pathway
    This East of England leaflet details the referral pathway for all patients with a fall in Hertfordshire to ensure they are followed up appropriately and is currently being made into a portable aide memoire which will be available to all ambulance staff.
  • Falls Prevention in the Community: What Older People Say They Need
    A qualitative study in Hertfordshire with 122 older residents published in the British Journal of Community Nursing in 2011 exploring barriers to participation in fall prevention interventions.