Bone health

The bone health and prevention of fracture service identifies and assess elderly people in their own homes and provide information and advice where required. 

Contact details

Address:
Pine Lodge
St. Michael's Hospital
Gater Drive
EN2 0JB

Telephone: 0208 702 5660

Email: beh-tr.bhfls@nhs.net

Email for referral purposes: beh-tr.AdultCommunityTherapiesAdmin@nhs.net

What we do

Falling is not an inevitable result of ageing, but the risk of falling increases as people get older. Not all falls will result in serious injury but a fall can result in a broken bone, which may be difficult to recover from.

The bone health and prevention of fracture service is based in the community physiotherapy team and falls group. We also work together with your GP and other community based organisations to identify and assess elderly people in their own homes and provide information and advice where required. Where appropriate we will refer on to other organisations e.g. physiotherapy for balance and strengthening exercises or we may refer you for a scan for bone density(DEXA).

Where we work

We deliver our services within patients' homes, or on an outpatient basis.

What we offer

Provision of specialist assessment and advice using holistic assessment with advise regarding treatment and management in relation to bone health.  Onward referrals are made where appropriate.

Who is the service for

The service is available for patients who live in Enfield.

How to access the service

Patients who feel they would benefit from this service should discuss this with their GP or other health care professional who will make a referral on their behalf