Osteoporosis: Early Detection - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:28 am on 19 January 2023.

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Photo of Lord Rennard Lord Rennard Liberal Democrat 11:28, 19 January 2023

My Lords, a year ago the Minister’s predecessor said to the House that he hoped NHS England would ensure that effective fracture services were universal. However, unlike in Scotland and Wales, that is not the case in England. Is not part of the problem with healthcare in this country that the Government struggle to resource treatment and pay for those who provide it while failing to invest in prevention and public health initiatives? What action are they taking to ensure that osteoporosis is given sufficient priority by recognising that it needs to be considered in parity with other long-term conditions?