New charity guidelines for Health Professionals – tell us what you think!
11 Sep 2017
As part of its ongoing to work to build a brighter future for people affected by poor bone health, the National Osteoporosis Society is asking for views and feedback about new guidance for health professional it has written in a push to improve fracture prevention services.
The charity’s new Quality Standards for Osteoporosis and Prevention of Fragility Fractures have been written – with expert support from leading clinicians in the field – to support health professionals, commissioners, decision-makers, managers and adults using osteoporosis services to be clear about the care that should be provided.
The quality standards reflect good practice for all services involved in the fragility fracture prevention pathway and support the NHS to implement UK guidance.
“An effective fracture prevention pathway needs good joint working between osteoporosis services, fracture liaison services, radiology, falls prevention services and primary care,” said Anne Thurston, Head of Quality Improvement at the National Osteoporosis Society. ”By using these quality standards and engaging in audit and peer review across the pathway, high quality care can be delivered and the outcomes of adults with osteoporosis throughout the UK will be improved.”
If you would like to send us your thoughts about the Quality Standards for Osteoporosis and Prevention of Fragility Fractures please download the documents below and send any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 5th October.
Consultation response form: https://nos.org.uk/media/98931/osteoporosis-qs-consultation-response-form.docx
Quality Standards for Osteoporosis and Prevention of Fragility Standards: https://nos.org.uk/media/98932/qs-for-osteoporosis-and-prevention-of-fragility-fractures-consultation-draft-2017.pdf