Updated on 6 Apr, 2017
To raise standards in the assessment and treatment of patients with a fragility fracture, we have created a unique Bone Protection Service, exclusive to the Vale of York and supported by the National Osteoporosis Society.
The service identifies patients aged 50+ with a fragility fracture so they can be assessed, treated and managed to avoid the risk of fractures in the future.
Elsewhere in the country such services are usually delivered out of secondary care. With support from member practices in the Vale of York, the CCG strongly believed that this service could be provided by primary care and as such we implemented the Bone Protection Service.
The National Osteoporosis Society developed a tool to predict the number of fragility fractures for our CCG population that predicted there would be around 1,500 patients eligible for this service.
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