Publications

The National Osteoporosis Society produces a wide range of information leaflets, booklets and factsheets

The National Osteoporosis Society produces a wide range of information leaflets, booklets and factsheets for people living with osteoporosis and for those wanting to improve their bone health. All of the following leaflets are produced free of charge, but we would welcome a donation to help cover costs. Please contact us for any queries about ordering publications.

Large quantity orders are available for UK addresses only (with the exception of Republic of Ireland, where charges will apply - please contact us for more information).

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Booklets

All About Osteoporosis

A 100 page booklet including all the key information on the website including What is osteoporosis, Healthy living for strong bones, Risk factors, Scans and tests, Osteoporosis drug treatments, Living with osteoporosis and fractures including pain management Single hard copies can be ordered

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Exercise and Osteoporosis

A 58 page, A5 booklet about how exercise can help with bone health, fragile bones and fractures including the pain of spinal fractures and staying steady and active. Additional details to the information on our website and our All about osteoporosis and bone health booklet. 5 hard copies can be ordered

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Clothing, Body Image and Osteoporosis

A 43 page A5 booklet on finding clothes to suit a changing body shape after spinal compression fractures. 20 hard copies can be ordered.

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My Hip Fracture Care: 12 Questions to Ask

This guide is aimed at patients who have a hip fracture, and their families and carers.

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Leaflets

An Introduction to Osteoporosis

A 15 page leaflet (DL format) for health professionals and others to distribute - summarising all the information on our website and in our All about osteoporosis and bone health booklet. Includes information about the charity and a membership form.

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Living With Fractures Caused by Osteoporosis

A summary foldout leaflet (DL format) for health professionals and others to distribute - about pain associated with fractures especially spinal fractures and help available.

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Osteoporosis in Men

A summary foldout leaflet (DL format) for health professionals and others to distribute - about how men can be affected by osteoporosis too. Signposts to all our useful factsheets, website and All about osteoporosis and bone health booklet.

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Your Children and Bone Health

A summary foldout leaflet (DL format) for health professionals and others to distribute - about healthy lifestyle changes to build strong bones Signposts to all our useful factsheets, website and All about osteoporosis and bone health booklet

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Am I at Risk of Osteoporosis

A summary foldout leaflet (DL format) for health professionals and others to distribute - about all the factors that can increase risks of osteoporosis and fractures. Signposts to all our useful factsheets, website and All about osteoporosis and bone health booklet

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Drug Treatments for Osteoporosis

A summary foldout leaflet (DL format) for health professionals and others to distribute - about drug treatments for osteoporosis. Signposts to all our useful factsheets and our website and All about osteoporosis and bone health booklet

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Have You Broken A Bone?

A summary foldout leaflet (DL format) for health professionals and others to distribute - about how breaking a bone may be a sign of osteoporosis. Signposts to all our useful factsheets, website and All about osteoporosis and bone health booklet

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About our publications

A foldout leaflet (DL format) for health professionals and others to distribute that lists all our information resources (publications) and includes an order form and membership form.

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Healthy living for strong bones

A summary fold out leaflet (DL format) for health professionals and others to distribute – about healthy living to keep bones strong and prevent fractures including exercise and keeping active, healthy eating with useful calcium and vitamin D rich food choosers and other lifestyle changes.

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Scans and Tests and osteoporosis

A summary fold out leaflet (DL format) for health professionals and others to distribute - about the various scans and tests used assess bone strength and identify fracture.  Signposts to all our useful factsheets, website and All about osteoporosis and bone health booklet

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Postcards

Helpline Postcard

A ‘business’ type card for health professionals and others to distribute with informationabout the charity’s helpline service led by our team of specialist nurses

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All About Osteoporosis Postcard

A post - card for health professionals and others to distribute . Can be sent back to the charity to order a copy of our main booklet All about osteoporosis.

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We're here to help postcard

A card for health professionals and others to distribute with information about how the Charity helps.

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Information & Awareness Posters

This series of posters have the theme ‘I didn’t know…’ and have been designed to drive awareness of the condition and the charity among people who have or are at risk of osteoporosis. They are ideal for healthcare settings but can also be used for general awareness raising in alternative locations.

I didn’t know vitamin D is important.

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I didn’t think it affected men.

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I didn’t know improving my balance and strength would reduce the risk.

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I didn’t know I was at risk.

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I didn’t know exercise could help.

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I didn’t think it would affect my height.

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I didn’t know healthy eating could make a difference.

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Resources Available in Other Languages

An Introduction to Osteoporosis

Available in the following languages (click to download)

Resources for the visually impaired

Our flagship 100 page publication All about osteoporosis and bone health is now available in audio format. You can either download sound files by clicking below or if you would prefer please email d.hall@nos.org.uk for a CD version

Osteoporosis Factsheets

These provide additional details on many subjects related to osteoporosis andbone health. They are available to download or, to order single hardcopies email info@nos.org.uk orcall General Enquiries on 01761 471771.
You can also contact us with any further enquiries about orders forpublications.

Further Information

Our osteoporosis nurse led helpline can offer you information and support by telephone, email, or letter.

For further support you may want to visit our online osteoporosis discussion forum.