Virtual Fracture Clinic

After your visit to the Emergency Department you may be referred to the Virtual Fracture Clinic.

Note: You do not need to physically attend this clinic as your appointment will be held online or over the phone.

The Orthopaedic Consultant and Nurse will look at your notes and X-ray and contact you with advice. This might be an appointment to come to the clinic or phone advice and discharge with the option to call back anytime for advice or an appointment.

It is helpful if you give the staff in the Emergency Department your most up-to-date phone number and remember the call may come from a 0800 number.

If you have any questions relating to the injury or your virtual fracture clinic (VFC) attendance please contact the virtual fracture clinic directly on 01592 729000 and leave a message. A member of the VFC team will contact you. If you have any concerns about your injury please contact the above number.

Fracture Clinic

You may have an appointment to attend a the Fracture Clinic. An orthopaedic doctor will look at your notes, X-rays and talk to you about your injury. The clinics are split up into different body parts on different days of the week. The patients attending this clinic are usually people who have had an accident so there can be lots of patients at the same clinic. The nurses will keep you up to date if waiting times are longer than expected. It is helpful if you have something to eat before you come and all your normal medicines.

You may be asked to attend for an x-ray on arrival or after a consultation with the clinical team.

Following your attendance you may be invited to a further review clinic. This may be;

  • Face-to-face
  • A telephone consultation
  • A video consultation

I have been asked to book and xray

Before attending for a consultation the clinical team may make arrangements for you to have an x-ray before the appointment. The clinical team will tell you when this is required and ask you to contact the central radiology booking team on 01592 648103 (Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 16:30) to make an appointment.