FFN UK has it’s first official event in Oxford on 8th May 2019. This was multidisciplinary meeting about best care for patients with hip fracture, bringing together over 130 leading experts from orthopaedics, geriatrics, anaesthesia, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation and secondary fracture prevention.
Among many others, there were excellent talks from James Golding regarding standardised protocols for hip fracture anaesthesia and Karen Hertz about the future of nursing care for patients with fragility fractures. Special guest speakers included Tim Briggs, National Director for Clinical Quality and Efficiency for the UK NHS, and Alison Doyle, Clinical and Operations Director National Osteoporosis Society. A memorable contribution was from Nick Welch, patient representative on the Board of FFN UK, who gave a personal view of the profound effects of fragility fracture upon both patients and their carers. Nick’s talk was both humbling and inspiring.
The focus for the day was on discussion and shared-learning, based around the three pillars of the Global Fragility Fracture Network: multidisciplinary acute care, rehabilitation and secondary fracture prevention. Everyone took home something new to incorporate into their clinical practice.
FFN UK is proud that it’s next event will be Symposium at the Global Congress 2019. We hope that many of you will join us!