New resources help health professionals improve care for people with osteoporosis
30 Nov 2017
Two new pieces of guidance, published today by the National Osteoporosis Society, will support health professionals to provide the best possible patient care for people with osteoporosis.
Clinical Guidance for the Effective Identification of Vertebral Fractures has been developed to assist health professionals spot and report vertebral fractures, an issue highlighted by the Charity earlier this year.
By following the recommendations, radiologists – who play a key role in identifying this type of fracture - will help prevent the potentially devastating personal consequences associated with further broken bones.
The second publication, Quality Standards for Osteoporosis and Prevention of Fragility Fractures, sets best-practice standards, supporting health professionals in the provision of exemplary care for those who have suffered a fracture and helping to prevent further fractures.
Fizz Thompson, Clinical Director for the National Osteoporosis Society, said: “The National Osteoporosis Society plays a key role in driving positive change in healthcare provision for people affected by fractures and osteoporosis, and these new documents – developed with clinical experts over a two year period - demonstrate how the Charity is setting the agenda in this area.”
“The new guidance will raise awareness of the clinical significance of fractures among all clinicians and managers, and highlights the importance of undertaking further investigation and starting treatment in a timely way.”