Suffolk GP Federation manages various community services in alliance with East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Suffolk County Council and Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.
The Fracture and Falls Prevention service, made up of 2 specialist clinicians, engage in pro-active case finding of all fragility fractures in patients over the age of 50 that attend West Suffolk Hospital via the Emergency Department and/or inpatients.
All patients will be offered a falls and bone health assessment with onwards referrals as appropriate.
Monday to Friday: 8am-5pm
West Suffolk Hospital refer all patients with a fracture over the age of 50yrs on a monthly basis to the specialist nurses via a nhs.net account. These patients are clinically triaged by the Specialist Nurses to identify patients that have sustained a fragility fracture as a result of a fall. The service provides a mixture of telephone and home visit appointments to offer a falls and bone health assessment.
This service is available to all patients that are registered with a West Suffolk GP practice.