Better bone health resources

Learn about bone health in Parkinson’s, the Bone Health Service Improvement Project, and access information and resources for professionals.

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Why bone health?

People with Parkinson’s are more than twice as likely to have osteoporosis and fractures than those without the condition. Yet many are not routinely assessed for fracture risk.

In 2022, the Parkinson's Excellence Network ran a national service improvement project with 44 services across the UK. They assessed just over 1,000 people over a 5-month period. The treatments introduced during this project are expected to prevent 5 fractures including 1 hip fracture. 

We're now working to improve awareness of bone health in people with Parkinson’s, getting more services involved and more people assessed.

To find out more about how you can get involved, email [email protected].

Be part of improving bone health

Professionals are key to delivering better bone health for people with Parkinson’s.

We need new and returning healthcare professionals and services, who provide care for people with Parkinson's, to take part in a further phase of the project. This project is designed to streamline the assessment of bone health. 

To find out more about how you can get involved, email [email protected]

Better Bone Health Service Improvement Project presentation and report

Dr Veronica Lyell, Consultant Orthogeriatrician at Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, explains why the Better Bone Health Service Improvement Project was launched, the project approach, results, conclusions, and next steps.

Read our Better Bone Health Service Improvement Project report (PDF 250KB) for an in-depth look at the aims and results.

Information for your patients

In 2022, we recorded a bone health Q&A with a panel of experts to answer some questions from people with Parkinson’s.

People with Parkinson's and their families can also find out more about bone health here.