As you will read in the Portsmouth Osteoporosis Autumn 2014 Newsletter, this has been an exciting year for promoting the National Osteoporosis Society and Queen Alexandra Hospital. Dr Young Min and his team have worked so hard and it is a privilege to be part of this.
The Support Group’s Autumn Programme opens on September 11th 2014 in Cosham.
There have been lots of positive developments over the last few months and the members of our local Portsmouth Osteoporosis Support Group deserve to be congratulated for playing such a huge role in making it all possible. The local group have been raising the profile of bone health for many years and our local commissioners have now listened and supported the exciting development of a fracture liaison service at the Queen Alexandra Hospital. This will mean that patients over 50 years old who suffer a fragility fracture will receive assessment and treatment of their bone health to help prevent further fractures in the future. The National Osteoporosis Society has also supported this initiative and has selected Portsmouth to receive £150,000 funding (over 3 years) from a benefaction given by a share dealing service called ICAP.
Read the newsletter for more details.
QA Hospital Opens fracture liaison service
Fracture Liaison Services are a proven way of preventing people from future fractures as a result of osteoporosis, with the first ever Fracture Liaison Service in Glasgow reporting a 7.3% decrease in hip fractures in the decade. QA’s liaison service now aims to see 300 patients a month to help prevent the pain and suffering caused by osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Programme 2015
The Portsmouth Osteoporosis Support Group, in association with the National Osteoporosis Society, has released their programme for 2015. Designed to be printed off as a paper leaflet, the attached PDF contains details of meeting venues, contacts, events and timings. Download the programme-document here.