Updated guidelines seek to improve osteoporosis care

24 Apr 2017

Updated guidelines designed to improve the care received by people affected by osteoporosis have been issued by a group of osteoporosis specialist health professionals.

The guidelines have been produced by the National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG) and offer updated guidance on identifying who is at risk of osteoporosis, assessing the risk of having a fracture, actions on lifestyle and diet and which drugs should be prescribed and when.

The National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG) was formed in 2007 by a group of osteoporosis experts, to update the previous guidelines from the Royal College of Physicians. The first NOGG guideline was produced in 2008, with updates in 2013.

This new version offers a substantial update, taking into account the latest research findings. It is Accredited by NICE, the main body in the NHS that manages health guidelines and quality standards.

The new guidance has been produced with the support of organisations including the, National Osteoporosis Society, the Bone Research Society, the British Geriatric Society and the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Fizz Thompson, Clinical Director at the National Osteoporosis Society said: ““We welcome these guidelines which, alongside other recent guidance from the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), will do a great deal to improve the care received by those living on a day to day basis with the often debilitating effects of osteoporosis.”

For patient information on what the guidelines mean to you click here

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