New milestone with 212 FLS mapped!

Capture the Fracture Global Map of Best Practice

A surge in applications by Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) in past months reflects growing global interest in Capture the Fracture® programme and coordinator-based systems of secondary fracture prevention.

The Capture the Fracture® (CTF) network is growing! In the month of April alone, nine new Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) were added to the Global Map of Best Practice:

  • Nedir Mohamed Hospital Tizi Ouzou, Algeria
  • Western Health (Sunshine, Footscray and Williamston Hospitals), Australia
  • Groupe Hospitalier Paris Saint Joseph, France
  • St. Olavs Hospital, Norway
  • Hospital de Sant’Ana, Portugal
  • Chaika Clinics, Russia
  • City Clinical Hospital №13, Russia
  • Hospital de Manacor, Spain
  • Hospital Son Llàtzer, Spain

The new FLS are currently marked on the Map with blue stars (FLS is in development) or a green star (established FLS whose application is being processed by the CTF Steering Committee). An FLS which requests assessment receives a score that corresponds to either a gold, silver, or bronze level of achievement, benchmarked against the CTF Best Practice Framework. As well as receiving recognition on the Global Map, the FLS is presented with a certificate as a form of recognition.

Local onsite trainings and workshops (read about the CTF Mentoring Programme) are often instrumental in generating interest and disseminating knowledge of Fracture Liaison Services. For example, nationwide interest in FLS was generated in the Russian Federation following recent training courses and workshops in the country – and subsequently we were pleased to welcome several new Russian clinics to the network, with more expected to join in the near future.

IOF Capture the Fracture® thanks the participating clinics and invites all healthcare professionals and hospital administrators with an interest in Fracture Liaison Services to visit our website