Is there a Fracture Liaison Service in my area?
England, Northern Ireland, Wales and the islands
The national audit of falls and bone health in older people 2010, published in May 2011, shows which health and social care organisations:
• provide any kind of Fracture Liaison Service
• provide appropriate bone-protecting treatment for those at risk of fracture, in accordance with NICE guidance
• take hip fracture rates into account when commissioning health and social care services.
Click here to view local information about the organisation of fracture prevention services.
Click here to view local clinical information about fracture prevention services.
In July 2009, the Health and Social Care Public Health Agency published a report entitled ‘The Prevention and Management of Fragility Fractures in Northern Ireland’. This shows which hospitals and HSC Trusts provide Fracture Liaison Services (FLSs). Click here to see where FLSs are based in Northern Ireland.
The Scottish Government published an audit report 'Up and about or falling short? A report of the findings of a mapping of services for falls prevention and management and fracture prevention in older people in Scotland' in May 2012. It finds that two thirds (66%) of Community Health and Care Partnerships (CH(C)Ps) provide an FLS for people over the age of 50.
A 2009 study showed that 78% of the Scottish population have access to an FLS.
The All-Wales Audit of Secondary Prevention of Osteoporotic Fractures was published in December 2009. The audit results show which hospitals provide FLSs for both inpatient and outpatient fracture patients. Click here to view where FLSs are based in Wales.
Campaigning for Fracture Liaison Services in your area
Click here to find out what you can do to improve services for people with or at risk of fractures in your community.