Take control of your bone health

The countdown is on to World Osteoporosis Day. Start taking action for your bone health, and encourage others to do the same.

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Take the bone health pledge

Find someone under the age of 30, and tell them about bone health. Who will you choose?

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Rise to the occasion and Bake for Bones.

We’ve got everything you need for a successful charity bake sale with family and friends.

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Your 206 Challenge

Pick an activity and do it 206 times - once for every bone in your body. Your fundraising will directly support people affected by osteoporosis.

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Osteoporosis Conference 2018

The UK’s leading event for Healthcare Professionals on osteoporosis and bone health.

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Questions about osteoporosis or bone health?

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More than 3 million people in the UK are estimated to have osteoporosis, a condition that causes around 500,000 broken bones every year - that's one every minute.

People like you can make a difference. Your generosity will help us end the pain and suffering caused by osteoporosis.

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What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is when bones lose their strength and are more likely to break, usually following a minor bump or fall. These broken bones are most common in the wrists, hips and spine. Osteoporosis itself isn't painful, but the broken bones it causes can lead to the pain associated with the condition. Spinal fractures can also cause loss of height, curvature of the spine and long term pain.

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Helping healthcare professionals improve standards of diagnosis, care and treatment for people living with osteoporosis

So they can help make a difference, we provide healthcare professionals with opportunities to develop their knowledge of osteoporosis through training programmes, issuing best practice guidance and our range of information resources.

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Latest News

Burden of broken bones caused by osteoporosis costing the NHS unnecessary billions, new report warns

Burden of broken bones caused by osteoporosis costing the NHS unnecessary billions, new report warns

How you can raise awareness this World Osteoporosis Day

How you can raise awareness this World Osteoporosis Day

Neil's story

Neil's story


Further News

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NOS volunteers run osteoporosis support groups across the UK. Sufferers and their loved ones can share information and support. Find a local group.

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Are you at risk?

Over 50? Broken a bone?

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