The Fracture Liaison Service Database (FLS-DB) is a new clinically led web-based national audit of secondary fracture prevention in England and Wales commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP). The FLS-DB patient audit is now live and collecting information on fragility fracture diagnosed from 1 January 2016.
The first FLS-DB audit report on patient data was published in spring 2017. The deadline for data entry for inclusion in the second FLS-DB report was 30 June 2017 this is due to be published in October 2017.
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 information on how to get involved.
During the FLS-DB user workshop, Professor Finbarr Martin gave a background introduction of the FLS-DB, its aims and an overview of data collected in the first 6 months.