The UK NSC policy on Osteoporosis screening in women after the menopause
Systematic population screening programme not recommended
More about Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become thin and weak. Approximately three million people in the UK have osteoporosis, and there are over 230,000 fractures every year as a result. Osteoporosis happens more commonly in old age when the body becomes less able to replace worn-out bone. Special cells within the bones, called living bone cells, are no longer able to break down old bone and renew it with healthy, dense new bone.
» Read more about osteoporosis on NHS Choices
• Age UK
• British Geriatrics Society
• The British Society for Rheumatology
• National Osteoporosis Guideline Group
• National Osteoporosis Society
• Royal College of Physicians
• Royal College of Radiologists
• Society for Endocrinology
The stakeholder groups will be involved when the policy is next reviewed.
If you think your organisation should be added, please
More about the policy review process, including the role of stakeholders,
can be found in the guide to Engaging with the UK NSC's policy review process.
Summary and consultation responses for screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women (PDF document, 533KB, 19/04/13)
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