Is there an hidden agenda, for do not all requests for information have a cost cutting implication especially when these are directed from politically motivated bodies who are solely looking to reduce costs and not your well-being.

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PENSIONERS should be quizzed regularly by their GPs about any falls they may have had and how steady they are on their feet.

Family doctors, physiotherapists and pharmacists should ask all patients aged 65-plus if they are prone to slipping or tripping, according to new health recommendations.

They should also be asked if they have a history of falling in the past year if they are admitted to hospital or during visits from social care workers.

The new updated quality standard from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) suggests that those who have fallen in the past year are more likely to fall again.

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GP’s should be regularly asking their pensioner patients about falls, according to new guidance

So older people should also be asked whether they ever lose their balance or feel unsteady on their feet.

And if a health or care worker identifies someone…

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