Fractures: Health Services

(asked on 17th March 2023) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that every NHS trust in England has a Fracture Liaison Service.

Answered by
Helen Whately Portrait
Helen Whately
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
This question was answered on 22nd March 2023

Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) are commissioned by integrated care boards (ICBs) who are best placed to make decisions according to local need. ICBs are responsible for developing a forward plan that sets out how the ICB intends to arrange health services within its area, including secondary fracture prevention services such as FLS.

NHS England is working at the national and regional level with ICBs to support the mobilisation and implementation of FLS in each area and establish a greater number of clinics, as part of elective recovery plans. NHS England is also developing regional bone health clinical networks to support clinicians working in FLS.

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