Are you interested in the development of an integrated approach to preventing harm from falls in Ireland? 


The HSE, together with the State Claims Agency, is hosting a symposium on falls prevention and bone health in Dublin Castle on 30th October 2018.


The prevention of falls, and harm from falls, requires an integrated approach within the HSE, across the health and social care sector as well as in the wider community.  Attendees at the symposium will have the opportunity to hear about the pioneering work in falls prevention and bone health both nationally and internationally with speakers from Ireland, New Zealand and Scotland presenting.


If you are interested in attending, please save the date – 30th October 2018.   Further details will follow on registration for this event and a call for posters.  


This symposium, which is free, is being hosted as part of the work of ‘AFFINITY’, the HSE’s National Falls and Bone Health Project. AFFINITY aims to deliver an overarching implementation framework to prevent falls and harm from falls across our health and social care services in Ireland.


An AFFINITY National Falls and Bone Health Working Group was convened in September 2017 with representation from across acute, social care, primary care, health and wellbeing, quality improvement, Age Friendly Ireland, national clinical programme for older people and the SCA.


Further information on AFFINITY 2018 – 2023 is available from:


Eileen Moriarty, HSE Lead on Affinity National Falls and Bone Health Project

Tel:  021 4923194/086 7871707  Email:



Irene O’Byrne Maguire, SCA Lead on Affinity

Tel: 01 2384184  Email: