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Wigan launches fracture liaison service

Wigan launches fracture liaison service

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A new fracture liaison service has been launched in Wigan to reduce hospital admissions through patient education. 

The service, which was set up by the Bridgewater Community Healthcare trust and Wigan Borough clinical commissioning group (CCG), will encourage uptake of lifestyle changes, such as exercise and diet. 

And participants will also receive assessment and medicines as indicated, which can improve bone health.

It is estimated that there could be 17,400 people with undiagnosed osteoporosis in Wigan Borough – approximately 5% of the population. 

The service was launched with a free event allowing local people to find out more about the new service with speakers including Bridgewater Chief Executive Dr Kate Fallon as well as representatives from the National Osteoporosis Society including National Development Manager Caroline Johnson and Chair of the local forum Sue Doyle.

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