The Fracture Liaison Service Database (FLS-DB) is a new national audit commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP). The FLS-DB is included in the HQIP 2015/16 listing for national audits that must be reported both in the trust’s Quality Account and also form part of the National Clinical Audit Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP).
The FLS-DB will comprise of two national audit components – a facilities audit and a patient audit. The facilities audit aims to profile the structures and policies of services which identifies patients at risk of osteoporosis and falls (whether or not they badge themselves as an FLS) in order to create a detailed national picture of how secondary prevention is being delivered. All sites that treat fractures are eligible to participate.
The FLS-DB patient audit is now live, it is an audit of secondary fracture prevention based on a continuous data collection of a minimum common dataset. To be eligible to participate in the patient audit component you need to have a Fracture Liaison Service: a service that systematically identifies eligible patients aged over 50 years who have suffered a fragility fracture and treats or refers them to appropriate services with the aim of reducing their risk of subsequent fractures.
Please see our participation page for more information.