Oxford and District Support Group

The Oxford and District Support Group is a team of volunteers who offer people affected with osteoporosis the chance to meet other people in the area similarly affected, get information, get support and ask questions about osteoporosis treatment and care.

We organise a programme of events listed below, including an annual Medical Update where we invite local health professionals to speak. Our main Medical Advisor is Dr Kassim Javaid, Consultant Rheumatologist at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

We set up ROS charity stands in and around Oxford in places such as supermarkets, companies, leisure centres, festivals etc in order to reach out to local people and offer our leaflets and information.

If you wish to volunteer to help us, please contact:

Diane Ferraby on 01761 473269
Or write to us at oxfordvolunteers@theros.org.uk

You can assist by helping us to serve refreshments or by becoming a Committee member.

2019 programme

Venue, unless otherwise stated:

St Michael Church at the North Gate
Cornmarket Street

Thursday 4 April
Healthy Living for Strong bones
Niki Gonty, Osteoporosis Specialist Nurse

Thursday 20 June
Annual medical update
Time: 19:00 to 21:00 
Venue: The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Lecture Theatre (1st floor), Windmill Road, Oxford, OX3 7HE

The programme includes:

  • Pathways for osteoporosis patients: Before first fracture with Dr K Javaid MBBS, B Med Sci, MRCP, PhD; and After first fracture with Sarah Connacher, Osteoporosis Specialist Nurse
  • Are we too focussed on drug therapy for treating osteoporosis? with Dr K Javaid MBBS, B Med Sci, MRCP, PhD
  • How we can help you, with Diane Ferraby, Support Coordinator, Royal Osteoporosis Society

Entry is free. Book your place now by emailing oxfordvolunteers@theros.org.uk, or call Diane on 07766 475013

Thursday 19 Sept
Waking our Bones Up!
Denise Taylor
BDS D’Orth RCS, Specialist Orthodontist

Thursday 14 November
Clothing and Osteoporosis, Looking Good, Feeling Great!
Suzanne Hewitt, ROS Ambassador

Sunday 20 October
World Osteoporosis Day Bake for Bones
Venue: The Oxfordshire Health & Racquets Club, 269c Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7NZ
Time: 09:00 to 14:00
Free entry, walk-in, ask questions, take useful leaflets