National Osteoporosis Society

National Osteoporosis Society

The National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK wide charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and fragility fractures.

It is estimated that around 3 million people in the UK have osteoporosis. This can lead to bones becoming fragile and breaking easily, resulting in pain and disability. Much can be done to treat osteoporosis and prevent fractures. We are committed to helping people with osteoporosis live the lives they want to lead.

  • The National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK wide charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and fragility fractures.

    The charity was established in 1986 and has since grown into a well respected national charity with approximately 25,000 members and over 50 members of staff.

    Our vision

    A future without fragility fractures.

    Our mission

    Working together for a brighter future for people with or at risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures across the UK, putting an end to preventable broken bones and helping people to live without pain and disability.

    Our values

    We are caring, innovative, excellent, influential, ethical and passionate in all that we do.

    Osteoporosis occurs when the struts which make up the mesh-like structure within bones become thin, causing bones to become fragile and break easily, often following a minor bump or fall. These broken bones are often referred to as fragility fractures. The terms ‘fractures’ and ‘broken bones’ mean the same thing. Although fractures can occur in different parts of the body, the wrists, hips and spine are most commonly affected.

Contact National Osteoporosis Society

National Osteoporosis Society

Camerton
Bath
BA2 0PJ

Email: info@nos.org.uk

Tel: 01761 471771 / 0845 130 3076

(Mon to Thu 9.00am to 4.30 pm
Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm)

Helpline

Tel: 0845 450 0230

Email: Helpline Nurses

(Mon to Fri 9.00am to 5.00pm, excluding bank holidays)

 

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