Capture the Fracture reaches new milestone!

Capture the Fracture® (CTF) has reached an important new milestone – 300 Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) have now joined the programme from 39 countries!

Fifty-three FLS were added this year alone (and 54 total in 2017) on the Capture the Fracture Map of Best Practice. This underlines that the pace of FLS implementation is increasing dramatically worldwide. It is also wonderful to see that one in three applications are currently from the Asia Pacific region, where we now have 57 FLS. We have also received 11 applications from LATAM this year so far, making the total 29 in the region. In particular, applications from Brazil, Mexico and Colombia are on the rise.

The CTF programme has been running several educational initiatives including webinars, FLS workshops and onsite trainings. Since Nov. 2017, more than 13 webinars, 4 FLS workshops and 9 onsite trainings were carried out. CTF webinars have been organised in more than 10 different languages, and FLS workshops in four different countries.

Capture the Fracture is making a difference in patients’ lives by providing the platform on which global experts can share expertise, increasing broader awareness and knowledge. The CTF Best Practice Recognition program provides recognition for new and existing FLS, as well as guidance on how to develop an effective and efficient FLS.

The establishment of FLS is crucial – as it prevents secondary fractures, improves patient care and saves health care costs.

This achievement has been possible thanks to the support of Committee of National Societies (CNS), Committee of Scientific Advisors (CSA) and industry partners, namely UCB, Amgen and Lilly. We are also greatly indebted to the CTF Steering Committee and the many FLS experts who have donated their time and expertise to the programme.

We are confident that Capture the Fracture is successfully setting the path towards our vision - universal access to FLS so that all fracture patients receive optimal patient care to enable secondary fracture prevention.