Vitamin D and Bone Health: A Practical Clinical Guideline for Patient Management

Vitamin D and Bone Health: A Practical Clinical Guideline for Patient Management
This guideline was developed by a group of clinicians and scientists with expertise in vitamin D and osteoporosis. This is a clinical guideline intended to inform patient management.

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Quality Standards for Osteoporosis and Prevention of Fragility Fractures

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.

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Primary Care Webinar – Bisphosphonates in primary care: starting, reviewing and stopping

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.

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Primary Care Webinar: Vitamin D and Osteoporosis

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.

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Osteoporosis Resources for Primary Care

A comprehensive online resource for primary health care teams as well as webinar training for primary care health professionals. ORPC is the one-stop place to access online information about early diagnosis, treatment and management of osteoporosis as well as resources to use with your patients.

The Introduction, Identification, Investigation, Initiation and Information sections will guide you through developing an understanding of osteoporosis, its diagnosis and management.

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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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Self-care and prevention workforce skills and competencies

HEE is working with and across the system to articulate how we develop the workforce to build skills in person centred approaches, i.e. how we work in partnership with people and their families to support health and wellbeing. This work brings together the core skills of:
– health coaching
– care and support planning
– shared decision making
– a number of behavioral change interventions

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Joint Pain Advisor

Chronic joint pain accounts for around 1 in 5 primary care consultations. GPs feel overwhelmed and are concerned that they don’t have the time or the skills to give people adequate information or advice.

To improve access to better management London Health Innovation Network has introduced Joint Pain Advisors into six primary care surgeries. Their role is to give people simple information, advice about self-management strategies, constructed personalised care plans and use behavioural change techniques to help people adopt healthier lifestyles.

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New models of MSK Masterclass

NHS England with its national partners and individual organisations are collaborating to establish new models of MSK care for promoting health and wellbeing and providing care that can be replicated more easily in other parts of the system.

This webinar looks at how we can build on current service provision for people with MSK conditions in order to identify how and where current services and support can be improved and reflects how this new programme of work has influenced the commissioning of MSK services
The webinar is jointly presented by Dr Christian Verrinder and Dr Giles Hazan, both Clinical Leads who have worked closely with their respective CCG’s to help design, procure and develop integrated musculoskeletal services across Sussex and Dorset. The target audience will be MSK professionals and commissioners – both clinicians and non-clinicians who work in primary and secondary care, CCGs and Healthcare providers.

How to help people ESCAPE the misery of chronic joint pain

NICE guidelines recommend people with osteoarthritis receive information and advice about self-management, exercise and weight control. Unfortunately, few people receive these interventions.

ESCAPE-pain (Enabling Self-Management and Coping with Arthritic Pain using Exercise (www.escape-pain.org | @escape_pain) is a group-based, 6-week rehabilitation programme which combines exercise and education. Participants learn how to manage chronic joint pain and the interactions of the group are powerful in changing health beliefs and increasing physical activity. The Programme can also help people avoid/delay joint surgery.

ESCAPE-pain is both clinically and cost effective and is endorsed by NICE, the British Society of Rheumatology and Royal Society of Public Health. It is currently delivered at 27 sites across England including physiotherapy departments, community leisure centres and workplaces.

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