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Skip to 0 minutes and 0 seconds Welcome, I’m Julia Newton Clinical Professor of Ageing and Medicine at Newcastle University and I’m James Frith Clinical lecturer in Geriatric Medicine. Newcastle University is a world leader in research into ageing.Our institute for Ageing together with the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals’ Falls and Syncope Service forms one of Europe’s largest services the people who fall, blackout or have dizziness. Over the next 4 weeks we will look forward to studying falls, their consequences, treatment and risk management together. We have designed the course with you in mind and are indebted to all the people who shared their stories to help us do this.

Skip to 0 minutes and 51 seconds By the end of the course we hope that you will have a greater understanding of falls and a set of practical tips to help you manage the risk of falling. S we hope that you are going to enjoy the next 4 weeks with us and that we can disseminate some of the knowledge we have gained over a combined time of three decades working in the Falls and Syncope Service here in Newcastle.

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This course has been developed by Newcastle University, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the NIHR Newcastle Training School as part of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre in Ageing and Chronic Disease. For further information please visit https://www.ncl.ac.uk/ageing/research.

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Ageing Well: Why Older People Fall

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