Fracture Liaison Service

Barnet
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The Fracture Liaison Service aims to identify people who may be at risk of further falls or fractures.  The service is multi-disciplinary and involves a highly skilled team (Consultant, Nurse Specialist and radiographer) to undertake comprehensive assessment and deliver specific treatment recommendations.

What are the benefits?

  • This is a specialist nurse led service which is aimed to identify patients presenting to Barnet Hospital with a ‘fragility fracture’ and offers comprehensive assessment and advice to help to avoid future fractures.
  • The service assesses patients over the age of 50 years who have attended hospital with a fragility fracture. 
  • Patients are assessed during fracture clinic visit (outpatient) or during an inpatient stay. 
  • This is not a self-referral service; patients are identified via the Hospital’s attendance and admissions data.
  • Treatments to strengthen bone or reduce the risk of further falls may be effective in reducing the risk of further fractures

Patients can expect:

  • A clinical assessment by the Nurse Specialist. This will look at assessing osteoporosis and future fracture risk as well as the risk of falls 
  • If indicated, a bone density (DEXA) scan to more accurately measure any thinning of the bone
  • Advice to the patient and general practitioner regarding results of the assessments and any recommended treatments resulting from these
  • Referral to appropriate falls prevention services or exercise programmes if indicated 
  • Nurse led telephone follow up after the initial assessment.

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, Nurses

Directly by telephone

020 8359 2100

t: 020 8359 2100

Speak to

Fariba Nassiri (Falls Co-ordinator)