About Osteoporosis Resources for Primary Care
This osteoporosis resource is a joint initiative of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the National Osteoporosis Society. Its aim is to equip GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of the practice team with relevant information about osteoporosis to support you in the identification, assessment and management of osteoporosis in primary care.
How to use this resource:
You can work through the sections in order or go directly to a section of particular interest. Click on the section headings below and select the session you wish to view.
The Introduction, Identification, Investigation, Initiation and Information sections will guide you through developing an understanding of osteoporosis, its diagnosis and management.
The Frameworks & Guidance section provides links to guidance - including NICE, SIGN and NOGG - to give you an appreciation of the wider context of osteoporosis treatment.
The Practice Nurses section has been developed specifically for Practice Nurses and provides information on the role of the Practice Nurse in osteoporosis care.
You may also be interested in the Osteoporosis module co-developed by the National Osteoporosis Society and Royal College of General Practitioners. This half hour module is CPD accredited and FREE to complete. Click here for more information.
Click on the section headings below and select the section you wish to go to.
Further information for your patients
We provide fact sheets, leaflets and booklets for your patients as well as facilitating support groups, information awareness events and a free nurse led helpline.
Frameworks & Guidance
You may also be interested in these e-learning courses:
Watch back these FREE one-hour webinars delivered by GPs for the National Osteoporosis Society:
Further information for you
Our Tools and Resources page provides links to guidance and standards related to the field of osteoporosis.
The information within the ORPC has been written by GPs with a specialist interest in osteoporosis:
Visiting fellow at the university of Derby
Graduated from Edinburgh University
Graduated in Medicine from Aberdeen University
Full-time GP in Crawley
RCGP Clinical Champion for Osteoporosis
GP Principal in Oxfordshire
GP based in East London
Managing Director of Synthesis Medical
A document of references used to produce ORPC is available on request. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The ORPC was reviewed in 2017. It is reviewed every three years.
Overview of our work:
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