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Our current research strategy 

We aim to bring about real improvements to the lives of people living with osteoporosis and are committed to investing money into research that will have maximum impact in the future.

We’re the only UK funder solely focused on research into osteoporosis. We know that research holds the key to a better future for the more than three and a half million people in the UK affected by the condition.

Even before the pandemic, the care gap for osteoporosis was startlingly wide, with around two-thirds of people missing out on the treatment they need. NHS backlogs have widened that care gap still further.

In view of the scale and urgency of the care gap, for the duration of our Breaking the Silence Strategy 2022-2026, the charity will be focusing our research programme on pioneering studies which have a clear and tangible path to benefiting patients by helping to drive system change that can help close the osteoporosis care gap and reduce health inequalities.

This means we will be putting a spotlight on the Technology and Effectiveness areas of our Research Roadmap. However, after this strategy, in 2026, we’ll return to the other parts of our Research Roadmap, including the important causes and genetics agenda.

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