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a lady broken wrist imageJune 7 2018

The Royal College of Physicians has issued guidance for older people who have fallen and broken a bone. 

Drawn up with the National Osteoporosis Society, the ‘Strong bones after 50’ guide sets out what good NHS care should look like for someone who has suffered a broken bone ‘fragility fracture’, including what care to expect from a Fracture Liaison Service (FLS). 

The guide also includes: 

  • advice on what assessments and treatments to expect;
  • a ‘bone health record’, so that patients can look at their care and compare it to what should happen;
  • a list of questions for patients to ask their doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional after breaking a bone;
  • advice on what the patient can do to help themselves.

There is also an RCP fracture video to accompany the guide.

Kassim Javaid, RCP clinical lead, said: “Breaking a bone is common in men and women who are 50 years and older. Breaking one bone may be the first sign of osteoporosis and, without treatment, patients could be a high risk of even more serious broken bones. 

“We have good treatments to help patients. It is really important to work together so patients get the care and support they should be getting from the NHS to try to stop the next fall or broken bone. FLSs help patients make sure this happens.”

Fizz Thompson, Clinical Director of the National Osteoporosis Society, added: “Patients who have suffered a fragility fracture are at higher risk of breaking another bone, therefore it’s important they are seen by an FLS as soon as they can be and that everyone receives the best possible care.”

Link:
RCP announcement      

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