Update August 2021 – WHiTE has now closed to recruitment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Hip fractures are one of the commonest osteoporotic fractures in the UK and are the single greatest healthcare burden in this country. They cause considerable ill-health and death for many people. As a consequence of the importance of this injury, the NHS has set up the National Hip Fracture Database to help determine how well the NHS treats patients with a hip fracture and to try to improve this service. This study aims to record important additional patient-centred outcomes of treatment. Using this information, we aim to be able to test new treatments that may in the future improve our treatment of patients with a hip fracture.