The FLS Hub is in the process of updating its reference and toolkit documents to align with the new Osteoporosis Guidelines for Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention 2023. For both existing FLS and those seeking to start an FLS please refer to these new 2023 guidelines moving forward. Our FLS team at OC will be working hard to update all of our documents by the end of February, 2024. Thank you for your patience. For any specific questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Osteoporosis Canada’s Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) Hub promotes and supports the implementation of quality Fracture Liaison Services in jurisdictions across Canada. FLS will improve osteoporosis care and clinical outcomes for fracture patients while reducing overall healthcare costs by reducing expensive repeat fractures.
The main objectives of an FLS
Osteoporosis Canada is pleased to announce that effective November 1, 2023 Dr. Sonia Singh will be joining the organization as the new OC National FLS Implementation Lead, previously known as the FLS Chief Scientific Officer.
Dr. Singh is a hospitalist physician and osteoporosis consultant based at Peace Arch Hospital (PAH) in White Rock, as well as the medical lead for British Columbia’s first FLS and Fraser Health’s Healthy Bones Clinic at PAH.
A Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) is a specific model of care where a coordinator pro-actively identifies fracture patients, on a system-wide basis, and determines their fracture risk with the express purpose of facilitating effective osteoporosis treatment for high-risk patients. FLS is, by far, the most effective secondary fracture prevention method to ensure fracture patients receive the osteoporosis care they need to prevent additional fractures.
The FLS Registry Map was launched to profile hospitals that have implemented FLSs meeting all of the 8 Essential Elements of Fracture Liaison Services.
Each of the FLSs showcased on the Registry map has demonstrated a commitment to the principles of identification, investigation and initiation of treatment which will ensure fracture patients will receive the care they need to help prevent future fractures.
- Acknowledges those Canadian hospitals that have implemented effective 2i or 3i models of FLS care
- Allows a bird’s eye view of the breadth and location of FLS across the country
Are you an FLS who has not yet completed a submission to the Registry Committee?
We encourage you to open this link to further review the Essential Elements needed for an FLS to be successful and the application process for inclusion in the FLS Registry. Submissions will be reviewed on a regular basis by the FLS Registry Committee.
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