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Publication bulk orders suspended


08 May 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have temporarily suspended our leaflet supply and distribution, which we normally provide in bulk to health care providers and partners for onward distribution.

We know this is a difficult time and want to reassure you that our priority remains the health and well-being of our beneficiaries, volunteers and our colleagues.

We’re following advice from the government and health authorities recommending home working and social distancing. Please bear with us, and we will let you know you when we are able to resume our full information and support services.

We continue to update our online information, providing the latest osteoporosis and bone health news, information and advice. Fact sheets and leaflets are still available as downloads from our website.

Leaflet alternatives

While some printed leaflets are temporarily unavailable, use the list below to find and download fact sheets that contain the same detail.

Available fact sheets:

  • Calcium supplements & blood tests
  • Complementary therapies, bone health & osteoporosis
  • Further food facts & bone – beyond calcium & vitamin D
  • Vibration therapy & osteoporosis
  • Vitamin D supplements & tests
  • About exercise for osteoporosis & bone health
  • Before and after exercise
  • Exercise to promote bone and muscle strength
  • Exercise to reduce slips, trips & falls
  • Exercise to help with back pain after spinal fractures
  • Exercise to help with posture
  • Moving and lifting safely
  • Bending forward (flexion)
  • Pilates exercises and osteoporosis

Available fact sheets:

  • Anorexia nervosa & osteoporosis
  • Anti-epileptic drugs & osteoporosis
  • Breast cancer treatments & osteoporosis
  • Coeliac disease & osteoporosis
  • Depo Provera & other hormonal contraceptives & osteoporosis
  • Glucocorticoids (steroids) & osteoporosis
  • Hyperparathyroidism & osteoporosis
  • Thyroid disease & osteoporosis
  • Transgender (Trans) people & osteoporosis

Available fact sheets:

  • Bone density scanning & osteoporosis
  • Bone markers (blood & urine tests) & osteoporosis

Available fact sheets:

  • Alendronate (alendronic acid or Fosamax)
  • Denosumab (Prolia)
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women & osteoporosis
  • Ibandronate (Bonviva)
  • Parathyroid hormone treatment (teriparatide [Forsteo])
  • Raloxifene (Evista)
  • Risedronate (Actonel)
  • Strontium ranelate Aristo
  • Zoledronic acid (Aclasta)
  • Osteonecrosis of the jaw & drug treatments for osteoporosis
  • Atypical (unusual) thigh bone fractures & drug treatments for osteoporosis

Available fact sheets:

  • Caring for someone with fractures
  • Clothing, body image & osteoporosis
  • Complementary therapies for pain & symptoms after fractures
  • Daily living after fractures
  • Employment after fractures
  • Financial help after fractures
  • Hip protectors & osteoporosis
  • Managing persistent pain after fractures
  • Out & about after fractures
  • Pain relieving drugs after fractures
  • Percutaneous vertebroplasty, balloon kyphoplasty &osteoporosis
  • Social care & support after fractures