Osteoporosis Resources for Primary Care
About Osteoporosis Resources for Primary Care
This osteoporosis resource is a joint initiative of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the National Osteoporosis Society. Its aim is to equip GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of the practice team with relevant information about osteoporosis to support you in the identification, assessment and management of osteoporosis in primary care.
How to use this resource:
You can work through the sections in order or go directly to a section of particular interest. Click on the section headings below and select the session you wish to view.
The Introduction, Identification, Investigation, Initiation and Information sections will guide you through developing an understanding of osteoporosis, its diagnosis and management.
The Frameworks & Guidance section provides links to guidance - including NICE, SIGN and NOGG - to give you an appreciation of the wider context of osteoporosis treatment.
The Practice Nurses section has been developed specifically for Practice Nurses and provides information on the role of the Practice Nurse in osteoporosis care.
You may also be interested in the Osteoporosis module co-developed by the National Osteoporosis Society and Royal College of General Practitioners. This half hour module is CPD accredited and FREE to complete. Click here for more information.
Click on the section headings below and select the section you wish to go to.
Further information for your patients
We provide fact sheets, leaflets and booklets for your patients as well as facilitating support groups, information awareness events and a free nurse led helpline.Read More
Further information for you
Our Tools and Resources page provides links to guidance and standards related to the field of osteoporosis.Read More
The information within the ORPC has been written by GPs with a specialist interest in osteoporosis:
Jonathan Bayly Visiting Fellow at the University of Derby
Pam Brown Dr Pam Brown is an Edinburgh graduate
Wendy Carr Wendy Carr graduated in Medicine in Aberdeen
Alun Cooper Alun Cooper is a full time GP in Crawley
Graham Davenport RCGP Clinical Champion for Osteoporosis
Sally Hope Dr Sally Hope has been a GP Principal in Oxfordshire
Tom Margham Tom Margham is a GP based in East London
Paul Mitchell Managing Director of Synthesis Medical
A document of references used to produce Osteoporosis Resources for Primary Care is available on request. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Overview of Our Work:
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