The NHS Confederation put together the report, warning that prevention is needed as the elderly population will grow over the next few years. It’s thought over half of those aged 80 or above will suffer a fall at sometime this year.
The Confederation say that local government, the NHS and social services have to work far closer together, and it suggests using a patient’s NHS number as a way of tracking and assessing.
More than 75 people die every year because of falls, and the Department of Health have said it is working hard on preventing them.
Jo Webber from the NHS Confederation said, "Falls are not only physically debilitating but, particularly for older people, they really knock their confidence and can slow recovery. We have to take the opportunity of the NHS reforms to get organisations across health, social care and local authorities working together.
"Effective falls services that are already up and running across the country show that for little initial investment, patients are getting better care, more falls are being prevented and money is being saved."