National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF)
Part of the Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP)
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About the National Audit of Inpatient Falls


The National Audit of Inpatient Falls is a national clinical audit commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and managed by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) as part of the Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP). Crown Informatics has been commissioned to provide the data collection and reporting services by the RCP.

FFFAP is designed to audit the care that patients with fragility fractures receive and the standard of care received by patients at risk from falling in hospital and to facilitate quality improvement initiatives.

All three audits of FFFAP must be reported both in the Trust’s Quality Account and also form part of the National Clinical Audit Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP). Further details can be found here:

Audit management

This audit is managed by the Royal College of Physicians of London, FFFAP team

Information Governance

RCP and Crown Informatics are fully authorised to run and host the audit and are contractually bound to uphold strict information governance.

All audit data will be managed securely and in accordance with all legal regulations, NHS guidelines and protocols:

• Data Protection Act 2018 (RCP Registration: Z7085833, Crown Informatics Registration: Z3566445)
• EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR)
• NHS IG-Toolkit Statements of Compliance (Reference 8J157)
• All staff handling patient data are IG trained and bound by confidentiality agreements.

Usage of these audit tools for purposes other than those defined by HQIP as part of the NCAPOP are subject to the following disclaimer:
These tools and documents were specifically developed for use within the FFFAP / NAIF National Clinical Audit. These tools have been made publicly available and should you choose to download them for uses outside of this audit, you are free to do so, but are hereby agreeing to enter into a royalty free, non-exclusive, licence agreement with Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership under the following terms and conditions:

All information, software, products and related graphics contained in the audit tool or data collection form are provided for non-commercial purposes "as is" without warranty, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement of third party intellectual property rights. In no event shall HQIP be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages for loss of profits, revenue, data or use incurred by you or any third party, whether in action in contract, tort, or otherwise, arising from your access to, or use of, the audit tool or form. HQIP make no representations about the suitability, reliability, or timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products and related graphics contained in the audit tool or forms. HQIP reserves the right to make improvements, changes or updates to forms or tools at any time without notice.