Would you like a Peer Review of your Osteoporosis Services?
The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) supports the development and improvement of osteoporosis and fracture liaison services (FLS) by undertaking peer reviews with a panel of clinical experts.
What is peer review?
Peer review provides a means of assessing clinical care against agreed standards. It addresses the agendas of clinical governance, practitioner revalidation, and service development, with a view to facilitating all UK centres to develop a quality assured level of care for patients with osteoporosis. The peer review team is multi-disciplinary and consists of volunteer clinical representatives from some or all of the following specialities: rheumatology, endocrinology, orthogeriatrics, osteoporosis/fracture liaison nursing, DXA radiography and other relevant health professionals, who will act in an advisory capacity.
What our reviewees say:
We have already been reviewed and thanks to the NOS peer review we now have a commissioned FLS due to start 1/4/17. I believe it would be worthwhile to have a further review in the next 2-3 years.
What our reviewers say:
All in all, I can only have positive thoughts about my peer review experience, I didn’t think I was ‘qualified’ to be a reviewer but of course I am, and sharing and learning from each other can only benefit those who take part.
Interested in becoming a reviewer?
If you work clinically in any aspect of delivering osteoporosis, bone health or fracture liaison services, then peer review is a great opportunity to develop your skills, professional development and build relationships. It’s also a great addition to your CV. To get a better picture of what ‘a day in the life of a reviewer’ is like you can read the article from the Osteoporosis Review by one of our reviewers Jill Griffin.
Register your interest
If you would like to register your interest to receive a review, or to become a reviewer, please complete the forms online or contact: Anne Thurston on: 01761 473254 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org