A-Z of Services

Bone Health Service

  • Address: Located at Croydon University Hospital and Purley War Memorial Hospital,

About the service

Rheumatology – Osteoporosis clinics at Purley Memorial Hospital and Croydon University Hospital. Assessment and specialist treatment of Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disorders.

Fracture Liaison Service – Fracture Liaison Nurse clinics at Croydon University Hospital. Bone health and falls assessments in secondary prevention of patients who have had fragility fractures and seen in Trauma / fracture clinics in Orthopaedics.

Geriatrics – Falls service (clinics at Purley Memorial Hospital and Croydon University Hospital. Assessment and treatment of patients with recurrent falls. Orthogeriatrics – Croydon University Hospital. Bone health assessment of patients older than 60 years admitted with hip fractures. C

Orthopaedics – Kyphoplasty service (Croydon University Hospital). Surgical management of acute vertebral fractures. 

Radiology – Bone density scan service (DEXA scan) at Purley Memorial Hospital. DEXA scanning to ascertain patients’ bone density status. 

Dietetics – Dietetics service at Purley Memorial Hospital and Croydon University Hospital. Review of diet regarding optimizing calcium and Vitamin D and assessment of patients with low BMI and coeliac disease (important risk factors for Osteoporosis). 

Physiotherapy Dept – physiotherapy at Purley Memorial Hospital and Croydon University Hospital. Focus on low impact exercises to improve bone density and muscle conditioning. 

National Osteoporosis Website: www.nos.org.uk (for all leaflets on osteoporosis, associated problems, medications, exercise, lifestyle changes etc).

Other helpful information for patients

NOS helpline: 0845 450 0230.   NOS general enquires: 0845 130 3076

Rheumatology Helpline number (regarding Osteoporosis clinic): 020 8401 3973    

Falls Service Helpline number: 020 8274 6258            

Physiotherapy number: 020 8274 6847

Dietetics number:   0208 401 3000 ext 4123/3096.  

 

Meet the team    


Wards and clinics

Rheumatology Osteoporosis clinics at Purley Memorial Hospital and Croydon University Hospital.

Fracture Liaison Nurse clinics at Croydon University Hospital.

Falls service clinics at Purley Memorial Hospital and Croydon University Hospital.

Bone density scan service (DEXA scan) at Purley Memorial Hospital.

Dietetics service at Purley Memorial Hospital and Croydon University Hospital.

Orthogeriatrics inpatient reviews at Croydon University Hospital: base ward is Queens 3 with outlying patients on Queens 1 and 2.

Orthopaedic Kyphoplasty service (Croydon University Hospital) – orthopaedic OPD / Fracture Clinic and inpatient for Kyphoplasties.

Locations

Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Croydon, CR7 7YE

Purley War Memorial Hospital, 856 Brighton Rd, Purley, CR8 2YL

Pathways

Aromatase Inhibitor OP pathways.pdf [pdf] 519KB

Croydon HS Post-Menapausal Osteoporosis Pathway.pdf [pdf] 409KB

Glucocorticoid induced Osteoporosis Pathway.pdf [pdf] 287KB

CHS Bisphosphonate drug holiday and treatment review pathway 2017.pdf [pdf] 399KB

CHS Osteoporosis Referral Pathway.pdf [pdf] 151KB

ASBMR bisphosphonate associated atypical femoral fracture management pathway.pdf [pdf] 289KB

Meet the team

Dr Rizwan Rajak (Osteoporosis Lead, Consultant Rheumatologist)

Mrs Elaine Li (Fracture Liaison Nurse)

Dr Wallace Tan (Consultant Geriatrician and Falls Lead)

Dr Joseph Rehman (Consultant Orthogeriatrician)

Dr Amanda Humphreys (Consultant Orthogeriatrician)

Dr Natalie Horwood (Consultant Rheumatologist)

Elaine Domaingue (DEXA Lead Radiographer)

Mr Michael Kotrba (Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon)

Mrs Suzy Peerman (Physiotherapist)

Mr Nick Cooley (Pharmacist)

Mr Mathew Huntley (Pharmacist)