Women’s Health Concern, together with the British Menopause Society and other professional organisations have contributed to an important new report, launched in the House of Lords on 11th October 2010, which highlights the high risk of fragility fractures for post menopausal women:
Women aged over 45 years spend more days in hospital due to osteoporosis than diabetes, heart attack or breast cancer.
For Health professionals: The report provides details of the Fracture Liaison Service, which provides an integrated approach to the management and prevention of fractures.
For Patients: The report strongly encourages women at risk of osteoporosis to see their doctor for a diagnosis before suffering a fracture.
The report may be downloaded here:
Osteoporosis in the UK at… Breaking Point [PDF ,696KB]
Call to Action: Commissioners [PDF, 90KB]
Call to Action: HCPs [PDF, 94KB]
Call to Action: Patients [PDF, 90KB]
Call to Action: Politicians [PDF,127KB]
Breaking Point Report
Bound copies are available on application to the WHC office.
For further information go to the Royal Osteoporosis Society website.