Resources for your patients

We have a range of information to help your patients understand osteoporosis and fragility fractures.

All of our publications are written in accessible language and based on the latest available evidence and clinical guidance.

In addition to our free printed resources – which can be delivered in bulk to your workplace – we have a wide range of fact sheets available on our website to download and print for your patients.

 

Printed resources

The following key resources are available in print, for free. To order them, please email us at patientinfo@theros.org.uk with the following details:

  • Resource title
  • Quantity (maximum = 200 copies of each resource)
  • Address for delivery – please give as much detail as possible to help the courier
  • Contact name and number

 

'We're here to help' card

'We're here to help'

An A5 leaflet detailing our services for patients. Includes a freepost card that patients can send us to request an information pack.

An introduction to osteoporosis

An introduction to osteoporosis

Information about osteoporosis and fragility fractures. Includes information on:

  • How osteoporosis develops
  • Risk factors for osteoporosis and fractures
  • How osteoporosis is diagnosed
  • Assessing fracture risk
  • How to lower your risk of fractures, including healthy lifestyle changes
  • Bone-strengthening medications
  • ROS services, support groups and membership
Healthy living for strong bones leaflet

Healthy living for strong bones

Our popular leaflet explaining how to adopt a bone-healthy lifestyle. Includes information on:

  • Calcium
  • Vitamin D (including supplements)
  • Exercise

Also includes our handy 'food choosers' to help people identify calcium- and vitamin D-rich foods.

Specialist Nurse card

ROS Specialist Nurse cards

A handy, wallet-sized business card containing contact details for our specialist Helpline nurses. Also signposts to our online health information, making it ideal for including in information packs and appointment letters.

 

Online fact sheets

In addition to our printed resources, we have a wide range of fact sheets available to download and either email to your patients or, if preferred, print for them. View our full list of downloadable fact sheets.

 

Information films

We also have a number of information films, developed alongside (and featuring) people with lived experience of osteoporosis and fractures. These include films on:

  • Osteoporosis – what it is, and how it's diagnosed and treated
  • Spinal fractures – information about what they are, living with spinal fractures and their emotional impact
  • Taking care of your body
  • Exercise
  • How to cough safely with spinal fractures

View the full list of our patient information films.

 

About our health information

All of our information is reviewed regularly by subject experts to ensure it is accurate and up-to-date. We also involve lay reviewers to ensure it is helpful and easy to understand.

You'll find the date when the information was last reviewed at the end of each publication. Please check your stock from time to time, to make sure you're using the latest versions. Our website should always have the most recent versions available to download.

 

Any comments?

We are constantly developing our health information to ensure it's as useful – and usable – as possible. We always welcome feedback from health professionals and other subject experts. If you have any comments on our resources, or suggestions for easier ways to share them with your patients, please email us at health.info@theros.org.uk. Thank you.