Hospital recognised for fracture prevention

editorial image

Stoke Mandeville Hospital’s fracture liaison service has been internationally recognised for its fracture prevention work with patients who are admitted to hospital.

The service, which is offered by the trust’s falls prevention team together with fracture liaison nurse Jane Sutherington and trauma coordinator Elaine Geddes, is one of only six in the country to be awarded the International Osteoporosis Foundation’s ‘Capture the Fracture’ silver rating, which recognises best practice in preventing further fractures among people who have already suffered a break.

These patients, who have double the normal risk for a future breakage, will have their bone health assessed and treatment initiated.

Capture the Fracture promotes a co-ordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to patient care, as this has been demonstrated to result in fewer fractures and significant cost savings.