Fracture Liaison Services around the world apply for Capture the Fracture recognition

This month alone, Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) from Australia, Colombia, France, Israel, Russia, Spain, and Thailand have applied for inclusion in the Capture the Fracture® Map of Best Practice, bringing the total to 225 FLS in 35 countries.

FLS across the world are receiving recognition by applying to the Capture the Fracture® program and having their FLS assessed against the CTF Best Practice Framework

Is your Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) mapped?

Gain visibility for your FLS on the Map of Best Practice. Applying clinics are mapped with a green star while their application is being reviewed. After assessment, the FLS is rated and plotted on the Map of Best Practice as Gold, Silver or Bronze. Read more about how to get mapped

A warm welcome to our new FLS this month

We are pleased to welcome the six new FLS which have joined us this month from all parts of the world:

  • Hospital Universitario Infantil De San Jose, Bogota, Colombia
  • CHU Rennes Hôpital Sud, Rennes, France
  • Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  • Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Federal Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Russian Gerontology Clinical Research Centre, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Soroka University Medical Center, Beersheba, Israel
  • Xarxa Sanitaria I Social Santa Tecla, Tarragona, Spain

The Hospital Universitario Infantil De San Jose in Bogota and the Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba are the first FLS from their respective countries. We hope their example will provide inspiration for other hospitals and clinics in Colombia and Israel.

With Siriraj Hospital in Bangok (the largest and oldest hospital in Thailand), Capture the Fracture® is pleased to welcome the third FLS from Thailand.

And finally, a special welcome is extended to our new Russian members, both in Moscow: The Federal Medical and Rehabilitation Center and the Russian Gerontology Clinical Research Centre. We previously reported on the FLS on-site training visit in Yaroslavl, which was attended by Dr. Steshina and Dr. Tsvetkova whose clinic has now joined Capture the Fracture® . Dr Ekaterina Dudinskaya, lead clinician at Russian Gerontology Clinical Research Centre, was also an attendee at the IOF Capture the Fracture Mentorship Workshop in November 2016. This reflects the ‘chain reaction’ of interest in FLS that results from targeted mentorship workshops and on-site visits as carried out recently in the Russian Federation.

If you’re interested in learning more about Capture the Fracture® or are interested in applying for a mentorship programme on behalf of your clinic or hospital, please visit

About Capture the Fracture

Capture the Fracture (CTF) is a multi-stakeholder initiative led by the International Osteoporosis Foundation. The initiative hopes to drive changes at local and international levels, so that secondary fracture prevention becomes a reality. Its aim is to set global best practices for Fracture Liaison Services (FLS), while serving as a benchmark tool to which clinics and hospitals can adhere and aspire to, and receive international recognition. The CTF programme has a diverse set of tools that provides essential resources and documentation to drive quality improvement in FLS; CTF also offers mentorship programmes that support development of FLS at the local level. Currently the CTF network includes more than 230 FLS in 35 countries. #CaptureTheFracture