To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to ensure universal access to fracture liaison services; and what recent assessment his Department has made of the impact of the absence of universal service availability on the health of those with osteoporosis and bone health conditions.
17 May 2022
We are currently assessing the accessibility of fracture liaison services (FLS) through data collected in the national Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme. This aims to identify any inequitable provision and improve services.
Services for those with osteoporosis and bone health conditions are commissioned locally. The Department expects musculoskeletal, fragility fracture and fall services to be fully incorporated into integrated care systems’ planning and decision-making. This will allow greater collaboration, improve the coverage and sustainability of services and development of regional bone health clinical networks to support clinicians working in FLS.