The Royal Osteoporosis Society sets out their work with the All-Party Parliamentary Osteoporosis Group

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15th October 2019

The Royal Osteoporosis Society outlines their work with the the All-Party Parliamentary Osteoporosis Group (APPOG). 

The All-Party Parliamentary Osteoporosis Group (APPOG) is an informal group made up of MPs and Peers (Lords) from across the political spectrum with an interest in osteoporosis. The purpose of the group is to inform the House of Commons and House of Lords about osteoporosis.

APPOG is Co-Chaired by Gordon Marsden (Labour MP for Blackpool South, and Shadow Minister for Education) and Baroness Cumberlege CBE DL (Conservative peer and former health minister).

Secretariat is provided by the Royal Osteoporosis Society.


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Previous APPOG events:


2018: Vitamin D prescribing raising the issue about vitamin D prescriptions for people who diagnosed with low vitamin D.

2017: Identification of Vertebral Fractures highlighting the opportunity to improve vertebral fracture diagnosis and identify people at high risk of osteoporosis and broken bones.

2016: Vitamin D What Next? Roundtable meeting responding to the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s report and Public Health England’s updated advice for the public.

2015: “Not Forgotten, Not Alone” Reception to inform parliamentarians about the Charity’s “A Good Life with Osteoporosis Research”, the support available to their constituents and the FLS activity in their area. Follow-up article. Drop-in session on the Charity’s ‘Osteoporosis Agendas’ for the 4 UK nations and local FLS provision.

2014: “Life with Osteoporosis – the untold story” Reception launching the Charity’s Life with Osteoporosis Report. Drop-in session on “Local Fracture Liaison Service Provision” to engage MPs with active clinicians in their constituency. 

2013: Roundtable “The Barriers to Commissioning Fracture Liaison Services”. “Campaigning for Comprehensive Provision of Fracture Liaison Services” Reception. 

2012: Osteoporosis suit demonstration. Follow-up to the nutrition inquiry.

2011: FRAX fracture risk assessment clinic. 25th Anniversary of the National Osteoporosis Society reception and launch of the APPOG nutrition inquiry. 

2010: Introductory briefing: osteoporosis and fractures. “Cutting the Cost of Falls and Fractures through Better Prevention Services for Older People” Reception.