Bury Fracture Liaison Service

Bury Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) is a community service within the Northern Care Alliance trust for patients registered with a Bury GP/Resident in Bury.

Who is the service for?

  • People aged 50 and over
  • Registered with a Bury GP and/or resident in Bury
  • Those who have sustained a fracture/broken bone following a fall from standing height

The following categories of patient will be excluded from the service

  • No evidence of fragility fracture;
  • Fragility fracture to fingers, toes, scaphoid, face or skull;
  • Fracture due to high trauma, metastasis or other bone pathology.
  • Patients with a cognitive impairment will NOT be excluded from the service.

Referrals

Referrals are accepted from:

  • Radiology department via radiology reports;
  • The Falls Prevention Service;
  • GP’s.

If you are concerned about your bone health, or you have had a broken bone/fracture with a fall from standing height, please speak to your GP about a referral to the Bury Fracture Liaison Service.

What does the service provide?

The aim of the Bury FLS is to ensure identification, assessment of people over the age of 50 who have sustained a fragility fracture, assessing them for their risk of osteoporosis.

Who will patients meet?

A Fracture liaison nurse who will assess them for their risk of osteoporosis. This is primarily done via telephone clinics.

When is the service available?

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm (Excluding Bank Holidays).

Where is the service provided?

The Bury Fracture liaison service is based at Radcliffe Primary Care Centre, 69 Church Street West, Radcliffe, M26 2SP

Department contact details

Email: Pcn-tr.fallsfracture@nhs.net

Tel: 0161 724 2145

Practical information

We are currently exploring alternatives for those that are hard of hearing and cannot participate in telephone clinics. Please contact the team via email/post if this applies to you.