The National Osteoporosis Society

Our vision is a future without osteoporosis.

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Osteoporosis Conference 2018

Healthcare Professionals can now register for the UK's leading event on osteoporosis and bone health.

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The 206 Challenge

Could you walk 206 miles in 2018, to help build you bones and raise valuable funds and awareness for osteoporosis?

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More than 3 million people in the UK are estimated to have osteoporosis, a condition that causes around 500,000 broken bones every year - that's one every minute.

People like you can make a difference. Your generosity will help us end the pain and suffering caused by osteoporosis.

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What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones lose their strength and are more likely to break, usually following a minor bump or fall. The bones most commonly broken as a result of osteoporosis are the wrist, hip and spine. Osteoporosis can sometimes have other affects on those with the condition, such as a change in body shape and long-term pain.

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Helping healthcare professionals improve standards of diagnosis, care and treatment for people living with osteoporosis

So they can help make a difference, we provide healthcare professionals with opportunities to develop their knowledge of osteoporosis through training programmes, issuing best practice guidance and our range of information resources.

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Latest News

BBC Two programme highlights confusion over best exercise for bone health

BBC Two programme highlights confusion over best exercise for bone health

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New social media channels to help improve osteoporosis care

New social media channels to help improve osteoporosis care

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New NICE bisphosphonate guidance taken to task

New NICE bisphosphonate guidance taken to task

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NOS volunteers run osteoporosis support groups across the UK. Sufferers and their loved ones can share information and support. Find a local group.

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Are you at risk?

Over 50? Broken a bone?

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Take our free test to find out if you are at risk of osteoporosis.