The Physiotherapy Hip Fracture Sprint Audit

The Physiotherapy Hip Fracture Sprint Audit (PHFSA) ran from May 1 2017 to October 31 October 2017 and captured a high volume of data on rehabilitation, pathways, frequency and type for hip fracture patients over 60. This data was then linked to the National Hip Fracture Data Base (NHFD) to understand the whole patient pathway.

Recovering after a hip fracture: helping people understand physiotherapy in the NHS

  • Average wait of 15 days, but could be as high as 80 days, before receiving home rehab.
  • Two in five people missed a day's therapy due to physiotherapist availability.
  • Routine rehabilitation planning was carried out for six out of seven patients.
  • Patients received 2 hours of post-op physiotherapy in the following week.
  • Only one in five services maintained the continuity of rehabilitation.

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Acute trusts and physiotherapy services that took part in the audit

Search the map for trusts, hospitals, community centres and other physiotherapy services.
Zoom the map and click each pin to show the audit results at that location. Use the buttons below to limit the type of service displayed.

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PHFSA pathway

Hip sprint investigated the patient journey through the whole pathway from the acute trust providing the initial hip fracture treatment, the next step rehabilitation wards and finally on to home and community based services.

PHFSA infographic

This infographic summarises the results from the audit.

  • Mobilisation
  • Therapy
  • Clinical handover
  • Home rehabilitation

Available in the main report.

Clinical audit data

The audit metrics data from all sites is available via the map above and the results are available in the 'CSV' spreadsheets below.

Overall analysis is in the main report.

Organisational audit results

All sites were invited to complete an organisational audit which aims to capture details about the site resources, facilities and staffing. Not all units were able to respond. Those that did are organised by trust and are available via the map above and all results are available in the 'CSV' spreadsheets below.

Overall analysis is in the main report.

About the audit

The Physiotherapy Hip Fracture Sprint Audit (PHFSA) was a national clinical sprint audit, commissioned by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and managed by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP); in collaboration with the British Geriatric Society (BGS), British Orthopaedic Society (BOA), Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) and Public Health England (PHE).

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