All Wales Osteoporosis Advisory Group (WOAG)

All Wales Osteoporosis Advisory Group (WOAG)

In association with the National Osteoporosis Society

Current Commitee

Chair – Dr Mike Stone

Vice Chair – Dr Antony Johansen

Secretary – Debbie Stone (NOS)

Treasurer – Professor Wil Evans.

Join WOAG

If you are a registered health care professional working in Wales in the field of osteoporosis and would like to join WOAG please contact us.

Contact Us

WOAG was established in 2001 with the aim of;

  • Developing, establishing and disseminating advice and guidance to Local Health Boards on matters related to osteoporosis.
  • Liaising with the Welsh Assembly Government.
  • Developing and implementing strategies that will provide equitable osteoporosis services across Wales.
  • Holding scientific meetings and supporting the training and development of all those involved in promoting bone health in Wales.

WOAG currently has 90 members, (all registered health professionals from across Wales) made up of predominantly senior NHS staff including professors, consultants, senior doctors, senior nurses, GPs, radiographers, radiologists and pharmacists who work in the field of osteoporosis.

WOAG is now established as an All-Wales Osteoporosis Clinical Network under the umbrella of the National Osteoporosis Society (since 2016).

Skills & Knowledge Workshop

All Wales Osteoprosis Advisory Group and National Osteoporosis Society invite you to save the date for the Wales Skills and Knowledge Workshop. Free to attend for Allied Health Professionals working in fracture prevention.

Date: Thursday 12th October 2017
Venue: Miskin Manor, Pontyclun, CF72 8ND
Time: 11am – 3pm

Bones Cymru 2017 - Clinical Update

Summary

Thank you to our speakers and to everyone who attended ‘Bones Cymru WOAG 2017’ on 13th June 2017. The Clinical Update event provided the opportunity for multidisciplinary clinicians in Wales to discuss the management of osteoporosis in Wales and the provision of quality, equitable services for people with or at risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures throughout the principality. Professor Eugene McCloskey, Professor in Adult Bone Disease and Honorary Consultant, University of Sheffield, spoke on the NICE SCOOP of the Day. He was followed by Dr Kassim Javaid, Consultant in Metabolic Medicine, Nuffield Centre of Orthopaedics, University of Oxford, who gave an inspiring presentation on the Fracture Liaison Service Database.

Professor McCloskey’s and Dr Javaid’s presentations can be downloaded here.

Bones Cymru 2017 - Clinical Update Sponsors