Safe Steps

Innovation Type: Diagnostic Device

Innovation Origin: NHS Innovator Accelerator (NIA)

Reducing the number of preventable falls in the ageing population through digital, evidence-based interventions

Safe Steps is a digital falls risk assessment tool, providing a standardised approach for falls management across care settings. In alignment with NICE guidance, carers measure 12 risk factors for early identification of high-risk citizens and the tool creates personalised action plans based on 50+ evidencebased interventions. Commissioner dashboards allow real-time evaluation and usage tracking, providing data and insights for decision-making and planning.

Safe Steps can reduce the risk of preventable falls by up to 25%. Co-created with care professionals, Safe Steps provides a consistent way for care organisations to implement a falls prevention strategy and adhere to Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulatory requirements. By reducing the number of falls in care homes, Safe Steps decreases demand on the NHS and reduces expenditures. NHS Health Economics evaluation data suggests a 28:1 ROI between the cost of software versus cost savings through reduced, non-elective spend via reduced A&E conveyances and reduced bed-days. 

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