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Our updated patient information resources

ROS

07 Dec 2020

We've updated our suite of patient information resources, which are now available to download and print for easy distribution in hospitals and other healthcare settings.

The resources have been developed to meet the needs of your patients at different stages of their bone health journey, and also signpost to our other information resources.

1. Better bone health for everybody – Including information about calcium and vitamin D

This is useful for all patients, as it's aimed at anyone seeking information about positive lifestyle changes to improve bone health. It replaces our current Healthy living for strong bones leaflet.

2. Getting your bones checked to keep them healthy – Including risk factors for osteoporosis and broken bones

This is for patients who are at risk of osteoporosis and need information about bone health assessment and osteoporosis. It replaces our current Scans and tests, Am I at risk?, and Have you broken a bone? leaflets. This information is useful to send out with a invitations to osteoporosis clinic and bone density scan appointments, or for patients with risk factors for osteoporosis.

3. About osteoporosis and weaker bones

This is for patients who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or a high risk of fracture. It replaces our current An introduction to osteoporosis and Drug treatments for osteoporosis leaflets.

4. Help for pain and other symptoms caused by spinal fractures

This is aimed at patients who are struggling with pain and symptoms because of spinal fractures due to osteoporosis. It replaces our current Living with osteoporosis leaflet.

If you're unable to print or email our new information, or would prefer to give your patients a simple sheet, you can still order quantities of the following from general enquiries:

  • Helpline cards – signposting to our free specialist Helpline.
  • We’re here to help leaflets – which patients can complete and return to us for a pack containing tailored bone health information. This includes details about our other services, including membership, the Helpline, and other information resources.