National Osteoporosis Society

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Tel: (Freephone) 0808 800 0035, (General) 01761 471771


The National Osteoporosis Society is a charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. The charity works to increase understanding and awareness of osteoporosis, inform and unite health professionals, fund research into osteoporosis, work with government and the NHS to make osteoporosis a priority area of care, and to offer caring support to those with osteoporosis.

Key aims:

  • To provide caring support for people at risk of osteoporosis.
  • To increase understanding of osteoporosis so that all men and women are encouraged to take action to avoid suffering fractures in the future.
  • To increase awareness amongst healthcare professionals so that people at risk of the disease are identified earlier, and established sufferers are given treatment to halt further bone loss and improve their quality of life.
  • To raise funds for vital research to find out the causes of osteoporosis, to develop more effective treatments and to find out how to halt the alarming growth of the disease.
  • To influence government and the Health Service to recognise that osteoporosis is a serious public health problem.

Support for people at risk of osteoporosis is a fundamental part of the charity's work. The services provided include: information and reassurance to people with medical queries through the helpline staffed by specialist nurses; easy to read literature; individual replies to all letters and calls. There is a network of local support groups throughout the UK.

The charity provides a wide range of information, both in printed format and on the website, for people living with osteoporosis and for those wanting to improve their bone health. All leaflets are free of charge but a donation to help cover production costs is very welcome. Numbers ordered may be limited but people wanting to order for professional use may be able to order larger quantities. Please contact for details. Order forms and PDFs of publications are available on the website.

Last updated on 17/08/2015

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