Falls Therapy Service

This section aims to provide General Practitioners (GPs) and members of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with some more detailed information about our services. The information below is updated regularly, but, if you need to find out more detailed information about a specific service or have a very specific question about the service or referral pathway, then please contact the service manager or the key clinician detailed opposite.

Referral Process

How does a GP refer in to this service?

All referrals should be directed via RAS or direct to the Service.

You can also view the page that provides information for patients or carers by clicking the link below.

Types of patients regularly seen

Adults living in Shropshire communities, registered with a Shropshire GP, identified as having fallen, or at risk or fearful of falling.

This is generally for over 65s, but younger adults identified at risk will be considered according to their individual needs, as per NICE guidelines.

All referrals should be directed to RAS or shropcom.fallstherapy@nhs.net

Patients not seen by this service

The service does not see the following patients:

  • We are not an acute service.
  • We do not offer assessment or interventions to residents of care homes - please contact community physiotherapy services.
  • Patients residing in Shropshire but registered with a GP in Wales

Community Trust staff in Telford and Wrekin screen/ assess patients who are registered with Telford and Wrekin GPs in their own home, however, the Paul Brown Day Unit at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford is commissioned to deliver falls exercise programmes for Telford and Wrekin patients.