A tool to help local commissioners provide cost-effective interventions for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Continue reading
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
Quality Standards for Osteoporosis and Prevention of Fragility Fractures
Identifying vertebral fractures systematically has proven challenging for all clinicians and currently more than two-thirds are undiagnosed. The purpose of this guidance is to ensure that all vertebral fractures are systematically identified, reported using clear terminology to the referring clinician and lead to appropriate management to avoid further fragility fractures.
Clinical Guidance for the Effective Identification of Vertebral Fractures
Derived from current guidance, these seven standards reflect high-quality practice across the fracture prevention pathway. Detailed criteria and measures are included to allow evaluation of service performance. They provide the foundation for Peer Review of osteoporosis services.
Bisphosphonates in primary care: starting, reviewing and stopping
In this interactive webinar, the GP and rheumatologist presenters, acknowledging the multiplicity of guidance on osteoporosis management, present a pragmatic approach to risk assessment, treatment initiation, patient reviews, and drug ‘holidays’ or cessation. A reference flowchart and potential targets for audit is also provided.
Watch back this hour long webinar for Primary Care professionals for FREE. Presented by Dr Kevin Fernando, GP, this webinar covers:
1) Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for osteoporosis.
2) QFracture & FRAX for fracture risk assessment and who to refer for DXA.
3) Management of osteoporosis and prevention of fragility fractures using a
case study. Who to treat?
4) The role of calcium & vitamin D in bone health.
5) Multimorbidity, frailty, bisphosphonates and vitamin D.
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
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.