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This CPD activity consists of 5 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) designed to test your knowledge on preventing and treating osteoporosis in primary care—you will then be prompted to reflect on your learning.

The questions, written by Dr Alun Cooper, Member of the National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG), relate to his expert article, Fragility fractures: an integrated care network is needed, which reviews the 2017 major update to the NOGG UK clinical guideline for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, and discusses the the best way to calculate risk of fracture in different patient groups and when and what pharamcological interventions are suitable.

On completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • explain how and when to assess a patient’s risk of fragility fracture
  • recall intervention thresholds for pharmacological treatment
  • know when to review treatment
  • discuss what lifestyle and dietary measures can be taken to reduce risk.