Osteoporosis: remit

National Institute for Clinical Excellence

Remit for Guideline


The following remit was received from the Department of Health and the Welsh Assembly Government in May 2002 as part of the Institute's 7th wave programme of work.

Title: Clinical guideline on prevention, treatment and assessment of osteoporosis.

Remit: "To prepare clinical guidelines for the NHS in England and Wales for the targeted prevention, assessment and treatment of osteoporosis. The guideline should specifically include recommendations for reducing the risk of fracture in those groups at highest risk of osteoporosis, including postmenopausal women, people who have been anorexic, long term users of corticosteroids and other men at risk of osteoporosis. It should be developed to support both primary and secondary care osteoporosis services, as well as the integrated falls service detailed in the NSF for Older People. The guideline should take account of the NICE's clinical guidelines on the assessment and prevention of falls, and of NICE's technology appraisal guidance on new pharmaceutical treatments for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis."

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