Falls and fracture consensus statement resource pack’

The resource pack is aimed at commissioners and strategic leads with a remit for falls, bone health and healthy ageing, but it will be of use to anyone working in this area. The pack contains:

• Extra information on the consensus statement key interventions including evidence of cost and clinical effectiveness.
• Links to an extensive selection of documents and tools including commissioning support resources, relevant clinical guidance and quality standards, research and policy documents and patient information. Continue reading

Recommended Musculoskeletal Indicator Set

A standard set of indicators for musculoskeletal health services relevant to people with arthritis and commissioners, created in partnership with the musculoskeletal community. The indicators describe the value, quality and cost of musculoskeletal services, aimed at those who are responsible for shaping services (commissioners and providers) and also relevant and meaningful to clinicians and patients. Continue reading

Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ)

The MSK-HQ is a short questionnaire that allows people with musculoskeletal conditions (such as arthritis or back pain) to report their symptoms and quality of life in a standardised way.

It was developed jointly by the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Sciences Research Centre at Keele University and the University of Oxford, co-produced with active participation and feedback from people with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, clinicians and academics.

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MSK First Point-of-Contact Model

Patients presenting with MSK problems make up to 1 in 5 primary care consultations and 10% of GP referrals. Enabling people to self-refer to MSK first contact practitioner (FCP) services can speed up access to treatment, reduce GP workload and associated costs, reduce unnecessary diagnostic referrals, increase self-management and reduce inappropriate referrals to secondary care.

To support clinicians, managers and commissioners in their efforts to forecast and monitor these impacts, we have developed an easy to use tool; the MSK First Point of Contact Model.

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RCGP eLearning module

Gain CPD accreditation by completing theRoyal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and National Osteoporosis Society’s e-learning osteoporosis module. This half-hour e-learning module will test your knowledge of osteoporosis management including:
– identifying high risk patients
– when to initiate treatment
– how often to monitor patients

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Bone Densitometry Foundation Course

This e-Learning course will give you an understanding of osteoporosis, its assessment and prevention with specific relevance to the principles and practical techniques of DXA.
The modules are free to access and will take around 4 hours to complete. The assessment is CPD accredited and costs £50.00.

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Fracture Prevention Practitioner Training (e-learning)

This online training course enables all health professionals to deliver excellent health care to people with or at risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures throughout the UK. This is the only course of its kind that provides the underpinning knowledge required to deliver best practice. The modules are free to access. The assessment is CPD accredited and costs £50.00.

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Diet and Osteoarthritis Food Fact Sheet

This Food Fact Sheet is about the role diet has in managing symptoms of the most common arthritic condition,
osteoarthritis. The document has been written by expert dietitains and is designed for use by healthcare professionals with their patients. All BDA Food Fact Sheets are Information Standard accredited. This shows that the information in the sheets is from a reliable source.

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