WQ85729 (e) Wedi’i gyflwyno ar 12/07/2022

A wnaiff y Gweinidog ymrwymo i ymyrryd yn gynnar ar osteoporosis a rhoi mynediad i bawb dros 50 oed at wasanaeth cyswllt ar dorri esgyrn, o gofio bod gan lai na dwy ran o dair o bobl dros 50 oed yng Nghymru fynediad at wasanaeth o'r fath, sef y safon fyd-eang ar gyfer atal torri esgyrn mewn ffordd sy'n newid bywydau?

Wedi'i ateb gan Y Gweinidog Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol | Wedi'i ateb ar 19/07/2022

The Welsh Government recognises the valuable role that Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) have in providing early intervention, easy access to osteoporosis care and in reducing the risk of further fractures with a recent fragility fracture in people aged over 50.

Dr Inder Singh, the National Clinical Lead for Falls and Frailty for Wales, has prioritised this work within the National Falls and Frailty Fracture Audit Programme Strategic Group. Following the Fracture Liaison Service Database Annual Report published in January 2022, Dr Singh initiated a review of FLS across Wales and identified a FLS audit lead within each health board. The review provided a clear understanding of current services across Wales and helped to outline the variation in access and range of services provided.

To support this important area of work, a new national FLS Development & Quality Assurance Group has been established, consisting of a wide range of key stakeholders including the FLS audit leads. The inaugural meeting is being held on 20 July 2022 and will focus on the results of the national audit, improve and support the delivery of care across Wales and reduce the risk of subsequent fractures for patients with a recent fragility fracture.

We are committed to supporting the effectiveness in osteoporosis care delivery in our existing services and working to develop those areas, which do not currently have services in place.