The aim of the service is to
- Identify individuals over 50 years old who have suffered a fragility fracture.
- Investigate and assess future fracture risk.
- Provide information about bone health, lifestyle, nutrition and bone protection treatments.
- Recommend interventions to prevent further fractures.
The service will link with various community services including those who provide
- Falls assessment and management
- Support to stop smoking
- Exercise programmes
The service will also link with the National Osteoporosis Society to ensure individuals are informed and involved in their bone health care
- Use of information booklets
- An education session for those new to the service
Fracture Liaison Practitioner
Phone: 01324 567561
The National Osteoporosis Society runs a free helpline provided by nurses with specialist knowledge of osteoporosis and bone health. They can provide individuals with a personal reply backed up by information provided in electronic or printed format.
Phone: 0808 800 0035
Available 09.00-17.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Fridday / 11.00-19.00 Tuesday
The National Osteoporosis Society has developed various information booklets on all aspects of osteoporosis which are free to order or view online.
Most of these booklets can be ordered free of charge and are available to either individuals or services in amounts of 1 to 100.
If you are looking to supply patients with some general information on bone health and osteoporosis the most relevant leaflets to order would be: