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SOSN currently has 60 members (all registered healthcare professionals from across Scotland) who work with people with, or at risk of, osteoporosis and fragility fracture.

The network includes consultants, doctors, nurses, FLS practitioners and GPs.

We welcome new members and the network is free to join.

SOSN is established as a Scotland Osteoporosis Clinical Network under the umbrella of the Royal Osteoporosis Society.

SOSN was established with the aim of:

  • Enabling the provision of equitable services for people of all ages with or at risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures throughout Scotland, in line with the Charity’s vision.
  • Providing twice yearly education meetings.
  • Sharing best practice including around implementation of the SIGN 142 Osteoporosis Guidelines.
  • Assist with service improvement across Scotland.
  • Disseminating new guidance including ROS guidance.
  • Providing networking opportunities.
  • Assisting with Peer review.
  • Enabling members of the group to provide education locally around osteoporosis and fracture prevention.

Upcoming meetings

There are no upcoming meetings at the moment. Please check back again soon.

Previous meetings

Around 40 people attended the first SOSN virtual Clinical Network meeting. The meeting focused on:

  • SIGN 142 update - Professor Stuart Ralston, Edinburgh
  • Adapting osteoporosis services post-COVID-19, an interactive session

Download the presentations:

SIGN 142 update - Professor Stuart Ralston, Edinburgh

Adapting osteoporosis services post-COVID-19


  • SIGN 142 update (Romosozumab) - Professor Stuart Ralston, Edinburgh
  • Discussion and Q&A
  • Osteoporosis services post-COVID-19. An interactive session
  • Updates from each Health Board across Scotland

SOSN Steering Group

  • Chair: Dr Alison Black
  • Vice Chair: Dr Lisa Hutton
  • Steward: Mayrine Fraser (ROS)
  • Dr Maria Talla
  • Dr Anne Drever
  • Tracey Reid
  • Ellen Forde
  • Shuna Mighton