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Dr Sunil Nedungayil

FFFAP senior clinical lead

Dr Sunil Nedungayil is a clinical director and GP with special interest in musculoskeletal medicine at East Lancashire NHS Trust.

Sunil has worked across primary, community and secondary care as well as in leadership roles and has experience working as an orthopaedic surgeon.

As medical director for the Northern Health Science Alliance, he has contributed to initiatives in the management of long-term conditions among the older population. He led the Northern Bone Health Project, which is an innovative and first-of-its-kind approach to identification and management of osteoporotic and fragility fractures in primary care.

As a member of the National Osteoporosis and Fragility Fracture workstream for NHS England, Sunil works with systems across the country to improve and sustain delivery of evidence-based, informed, personalised, high-quality, bone health care.

He has led successful research projects and initiated quality improvement programmes aimed at detection and management of patients with fragility fractures in primary care, which have seen improvement in the detection and management of osteoporosis.

Sunil will provide overarching clinical leadership for the FFFAP audit programme, following the recent award of a new 3-year contract to the RCP. He will have a specific focus on supporting the delivery of the FFFAP improvement strategy and broadening the reach of FFFAP across the clinical community.