Skip to main content

FFFAP improvement masterclass

The Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP) is a national clinical audit run by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), designed to audit the care that patients with fragility fractures and inpatient falls receive in hospital and to facilitate quality improvement initiatives. The programme is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP). The Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme Quality Improvement workbook accompanies this session. 

Welcome and objectives

  • Welcome with Dr Julie Whitney, NAIF clinical lead
  • Agenda
  • Introduction to the team
  • Learning objectives
  • Mission statement
  • How does audit inform improvement? with Kassim Javaid
  • Session 1: Post-fall management tool with Julie Whitney
  • NAIF healthcare improvement workbook with Fran Roberts

Patient representation with Lynne Quinney

  • Patient involvement with FFFAP
  • Involving patients and carers in your improvement team

Introduction to fish bone and driver diagrams

  • Understanding the problem: Introducing Fish Bone Diagrams and Driver Diagrams
  • Driver Diagrams

Break-out task 1

  • 30-minute break-out room
  • Breakout sessions
  • Use of Padlet
  • Task 1 feedback

Implementing 'RCP best and safe practice in post-fall management'

  • Session 2: Implementing 'RCP best and safe practice in post-fall management' in an acute mental health care setting
    Vehicles for change with Sarah De Biase, AHP Lead Older People's Mental Health Service / Chair Trust wide Falls Steering Group / AGILE Falls and Bone Health Officer
  • Reciprocal Action Learning
  • BDCFT: A willing early implementor site
  • Fall incidence / imjury rates not the key driver
  • FSG: PFM Improvement priorities
  • Falls Steering Group Framework
  • Falls Prevention Policy
  • Falls Steering Group: Membership
  • Choosing the model
  • Supporting best and safe practice in post-fall management in inpatient settings / RCP London
  • Training delivery
  • How know we have made a difference
  • Achievements; What are we proud of?
  • What's next?
  • What else have we learned?

Break-out task 2

  • Break-out task 2
  • Stakeholder mapping example
  • 30-minute break-out room
  • Task 2 feedback and final thoughts

Final summary


We would like your feedback to improve Medical Care - driving change

On a scale of 1 - 5 (with 5 being the best outcome) how useful did you find the resources on the site?