Fracture prevention action

NHS Borders is taking a lead in some areas of advanced fracture identification.

Dr Andrew Pearson, consultant radiologist with NHS Borders commented: “It has been recognised throughout the UK that NHS Borders is taking a leading role in this area, improving the effectiveness of fracture prevention by running the Fracture Liaison Service from within Radiology.

“In other areas these services are usually run separately and Radiology has a smaller role in this important work.”

Dr Pearson added that national audits on the Service also place NHS Borders ahead of many other Health Boards with the percentage of at-risk patients identified and treated in order to reduce the risk of further fractures.