Virtual Fracture Clinic 

Introduced in March 2018, the Virtual Fracture Clinic Service at University College Hospital (UCH) offers high quality, safe and effective follow up care to patients after an orthopaedic injury. We provide a consultant-led, multidisciplinary service for patients who are referred from the UCH Emergency Department.

  • What is the Virtual Fracture Clinic?

    In the Virtual Fracture Clinic, your case will be assessed by a specialist consultant-led orthopaedic trauma team within 3 days of referral.

    Firstly, your referral and any imaging (xray/scan) performed when you attended the Emergency Department will be reviewed. This will be done by a senior orthopaedic surgeon and an experienced orthopaedic physiotherapist, nurse or practitioner.

  • Why am I being referred to the Virtual Fracture Clinic?

    This service is for those who have attended UCLH with a bone, joint, or muscle injury, (often called an orthopaedic injury). When patients do not need to be admitted to hospital after this type of injury, they are usually referred to be seen in a fracture clinic.

    Coming back to hospital for this appointment can be difficult for some patients due to:

    • Pain
    • Reduced mobility
    • Commitments such as school, work or child care.

    For others, the appointment is not necessary as they can manage their injury at home with simple advice.

    Sometimes, patients come to the appointment and then need to be referred to a specialist for a further opinion. Alternatively, they may need another service such as physiotherapy or nursing.

    The UCLH Virtual Fracture Clinic service has been introduced to provide safe and effective follow up care to patients who attend our Emergency Department with orthopaedic injuries.

    Once you have been assessed and treated in the Emergency Department, the staff will refer you to the virtual fracture clinic so that the appropriate management plan can be made as soon as possible.

    You will be asked to provide contact details including a telephone number and an email address (if you have one).

    Please make sure you can be contacted on the number you provide.

    You will not need to physically attend the hospital for the virtual fracture clinic appointment.

  • Patient aftercare

    Patient aftercare is dependent on the nature of the injury. Some patients will be suitable to be managed in the community setting with support from their GP or local services. Some will require hospital visits and some will be discharged after a telephone consultation with the virtual fracture clinic team and provision of basic self-management advice.
  • Conditions treated

    Upper and lower limb fractures & soft tissue injuries that do not require admission to hospital, but may benefit from specialist orthopaedic follow up care at UCLH.
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 Contact details

Virtual Fracture Clinic
University College Hospital
Trauma & Orthopaedics Department
250 Euston Road, London
NW1 2PG

General enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 5042 - Reception / 07976 524638 – Virtual Fracture Clinic – Monday to Friday, 9-2pm, messages checked once a day.
Fax: 020 3447 9958
Email: uclh.fractureclinic@nhs.net

Other information

Neil Bourke - General Manager for Trauma & Orthopaedics and Head & Neck
Neil.Bourke@nhs.net 


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