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Osteoporosis is entirely preventable, affects women disproportionately | The Crusader | Finance

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I have made it my mission as Secretary for State for Health and Social Care to make our healthcare system faster, simpler and fairer.

Osteoporosis affects both men and women, but women disproportionately. We know that some 67,000 fractures are suffered by people of working age in England every year.

Most of the people experiencing these fractures are women, and most of these fractures are entirely preventable. We also know identifying osteoporosis and taking action after a person experiences their first fracture can greatly help reduce the risk of suffering another facture in future.

So I want to take this opportunity to thank the Sunday Express and the Royal Osteoporosis Society.

As readers will know, the hugely powerful Better Bones campaign has over the past months championed the case for the expansion of Fracture Liaison Services, so that more people across the country can access vital osteoporosis treatment and reduce the risk of a dangerous fracture.

I believe the Better Bones campaign has set out a clear, compelling case, and that is why I am proud to have announced that this Conservative government has the ambition to build on the services that we already have in place.

And indeed we will go much further and expand the use of fracture liaison services to every single area in the NHS in England.

I want to see 100 per cent coverage by 2030.

These services help people to keep on living healthier and more active lives by reducing the risk of fracture and disability.

They are part of the part of the clear plan that the Conservatives have for our NHS.

At the forthcoming general election, Sunday Express readers will have a stark choice: a choice between the Conservative Government’s bold action, which has seen waiting lists fall by around 200,000 since September, with record funding for the NHS and record numbers of doctors and nurses to help patients get the care they need more quickly, or Sir Keir Starmer and the Labour Party – who have no plan and would take us back to square one.

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