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CTF News: September 2015

Coming soon: Want to learn how to get mapped? Watch the next webinar

On September 17 (09:00 CET) we will present the third webinar in a 4-part series on Capture the Fracture® on how to get mapped and get best practice recognition for your Fracture Liaison Service (FLS). This webinar will be presented by Dr Kassim Javaid, Co-chair of the Capture the Fracture® Steering Committee and the IOF Fracture Working Group, who has extensive expertise on how to implement an FLS in a health-care setting.

Key learning objectives include:

  • Establish how to apply to the Best Practice Recognition programme
  • How to complete the FLS questionnaire
  • How to use the Best Practice Framework to set up the most effective FLS
  • Understand the key principles of how to implement an FLS
  • Build awareness of the tools available to you on the Capture the Fracture® website

Register for the webinar

Help us promote the programme: Download & use our logo

The main aim of Capture the Fracture® (CTF) is to prevent secondary fracture through implementation of FLS at an international level. Help us spread the word and promote FLS implementation using our CTF logo in your presentation. Capture the Fracture® is a flagship programme of IOF.

As the CTF name and logo are a registered trademark of IOF throughout the world, please note that the ® symbol must be used when describing, mentioning or quoting the programme.

Please contact Muriel Schneider at if you give a presentation on FLS implementation using our logo and we will showcase it!

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FLS contest winner: Hospital De Merida, Spain

All Fracture Liaison Services which signed up between June 1 to August 31, 2015 were entered into a prize draw for free registrations to the world’s largest bone, muscle and joint congress, WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2016 in Malaga, Spain.

Congratulations to the FLS from the Hospital De Merida, Spain, directed by Prof. Eugenio Chamizo Carmona, winner of this summer’s contest. This FLS serves over 180,000 people and is currently on the map as a green star. We are happy to welcome this FLS to our international network and we are looking forward to learning more about their programme as it develops.

Add your FLS and tell others about this important initiative to close the worldwide care gap in secondary fracture prevention.  

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FLS Spotlight

The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne

We are pleased to announce that the Newcastle Hospitals Trust Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) has moved from Bronze to a Gold Best Practice Recognition programme. They are the only FLS service currently recognized by IOF in the North East of England and one of only four centres in the British Isles to have been credited with a Gold standard.

The Newcastle FLS was first developed in 1999, and since then more than 12 000 outpatients have been assessed. The FLS also handles inpatients within the ortho-rehabilitation services. The FLS is nurse-led for all assessments (including DXA) which are performed in the Fracture Clinic, where a “one-stop-shop” is offered by the specialist nurse. The key to the FLS’ success is:

  • ambitious targeting of all patients aged over 50 years who sustain a fracture
  • co-ordination between orthopaedic, geriatric medical and metabolic bone services
  • support of health service commissioners and hospital managers in making this a robust service.

Read more about the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne