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NHS can save millions by preventing broken bones
More than 50,000 life-altering fractures could be avoided if preventative services were made available more widely, a new report from the RCP finds.
29 March 2019
Breaking ground: how Fracture Liaison Services are helping older patients
With over 300,000 fragility fractures every year suffered by individuals over the age of 50, Dr Kassim Javaid explains how Fracture Liaison Services can help prevent broken bones and provide better care for older patients.
7 December 2018
RCP releases guide for patients over 50 who have broken a bone
The RCP in association with National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) has released Strong Bones After 50, a new guide for patients and carers to support older people who have broken a bone following a fall.
4 June 2018
The social care squeeze: why it's time for reform
In an article from February's issue of Commentary magazine, Simon Bottery from The King's Fund explains why the social care system can't keep pace with increasing pressure.
13 February 2018
Stroke in the UK: Mind the Gap!
The latest (third) annual Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) report reveals further improvement in stroke care is needed.
29 November 2016
RCP guideline calls for suspected stroke patients to be scanned within 1 hour of hospital admission
New guidance for the treatment of stroke from the RCP calls for all patients to receive an urgent brain scan within 1 hour of being admitted to hospital.
3 October 2016
The need for fully joined up patient services to improve hip fracture care
Professor Finbarr Martin discusses the need for a joined up recovery pathway for hip fracture patients that includes community services.
12 September 2016