New service aims to educate East Sussex in bone health

A new service was launched in September which aims to prevent further fractures and raise awareness of general bone health. The Fracture Liaison Service now operates at Eastbourne District General Hospital and the Conquest Hospital in Hastings for patients who are registered with a GP across the East Sussex Better Together patch.

Specially trained ‘fracture liaison bone health’ nurses will identify eligible patients on a proactive case-finding basis when they attend the fracture clinic, x-ray or trauma wards. They will then assess them and work with GPs, orthopaedics, rheumatology and other departments to decide on and make recommendations on appropriate treatment options.

To find out more visit the East Sussex Better Together website.