Fracture Liaison Service - Bury Community

Bury Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) is a community service for patients registered with a Bury GP/Residents in Bury.

Who is the service for?

  • People aged 50 and over
  • Registered with a Bury GP and/or resident in Bury
  • Those who have sustained a fracture/broken bone following a fall from standing height

The following categories of patient will be excluded from the service

  • No evidence of fragility fracture;
  • Fragility fracture to fingers, toes, scaphoid, face or skull;
  • Fracture due to high trauma, metastasis or other bone pathology.
  • Patients with a cognitive impairment will NOT be excluded from the service.

The aim of the service is to ensure identification, assessment of people over the age of 50 who have sustained a fragility fracture, assessing them for their risk of osteoporosis.

A fracture liaison nurse will assess them for their risk of osteoporosis. This is primarily done via telephone clinics.

Referrals are accepted from:

  • Radiology department via radiology reports;
  • The Falls Prevention Service;
  • GP’s.

If you are concerned about your bone health, or you have had a broken bone/fracture with a fall from standing height, please speak to your GP about a referral to the Bury Fracture Liaison Service.

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