Osteoporosis Resources for Primary Care
About Osteoporosis Resources for Primary Care
This osteoporosis resource is a joint initiative of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the National Osteoporosis Society. Its aim is to equip GPs, practice nurses and other members of the practice team with relevant information about osteoporosis to support you in the identification, assessment and management of osteoporosis in primary care.
How to use this resource:
You can work through the sections in order or go directly to a section of particular interest. Click on the section headings below and select the session you wish to view.
The Introduction, Identification, Investigation, Initiation and Information sections will guide you through developing an understanding of osteoporosis, its diagnosis and management.
The Frameworks & Guidance section provides links to guidance - including NICE, SIGN and NOGG - to give you an appreciation of the wider context of osteoporosis treatment.
The Practice Nurses section has been developed specifically for Practice Nurses and provides information on the role of the practice nurse in osteoporosis care.
There is an optional online assessment.
- Frameworks & Guidance
- Practice Nurses
Assessment: This online assessment will test users on the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with osteoporosis specifically in Primary Care. The course is FREE and is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners. The assessment costs £50 and two CPD credits are available upon its successful completion.
After taking the ORPC assessment, you may also be interested in these e-learning courses:
Become a Health Professional member
For the same price as one cup of coffee a month.Read More
Further information for your patients
We provide fact sheet, leaflets and booklets for your patients as well as facilitating support groups, information awareness events and a free nurse led helpline.Read More
The information within the ORPC has been written by GPs with a specialist interest in osteoporosis:
Jonathan Bayly Visiting Fellow at the University of Derby
Pam Brown Dr Pam Brown is an Edinburgh graduate
Wendy Carr Wendy Carr graduated in Medicine in Aberdeen
Alun Cooper Alun Cooper is a full time GP in Crawley
Graham Davenport RCGP Clinical Champion for Osteoporosis
Sally Hope Dr Sally Hope has been a GP Principal in Oxfordshire
Tom Margham Tom Margham is a GP based in East London
Paul Mitchell Managing Director of Synthesis Medical