NHS: Fracture Liaison Service

House of Lords written question – answered on 23rd June 2009.

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Photo of Lord Cotter Lord Cotter Spokesperson for Innovation, Universities and Skills, Spokesperson for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills), Shadow Spokesperson

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that every hospital in England is linked to a Fracture Liaison Service.

Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

It is for primary care trusts (PCTs) to decide locally how best to commission services. We know that we need to support PCTs to improve services for people who suffer falls and fractures. Over the last year the department has worked closely with key stakeholders, including leading clinicians, charities and those who commission and provide services to develop a range of tools that we hope will drive local improvement.

The department's forthcoming prevention package for older people which is due to be published as part of the Government's forthcoming new strategy for an ageing population includes a renewed focus on best practice for commissioning falls prevention and care for people with fractures as well as a toolkit to help services improve.

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