Falls and fractures consensus statement

Evolving to stand upright has conferred a key survival advantage to humans. However, having a relatively high centre of gravity and a narrow base is also something of an Achilles heel if gravity gets the better of us. This is of particular concern as our older population is rapidly increasing in size and older people are especially vulnerable to falling over and its unwanted consequences. This report produced by Public Health of England January 2017 aims to coordinate and support falls prevention activity in England.