GP Resources

RACGP and Osteoporosis Australia Clinical Guidelines

Risk factor flowchart for osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and management in postmenopausal women and men over 50 years of age.

Position Statement on the Management of Osteoporosis – Fifth Edition

Position Statement on the Management of Osteoporosis February 2023

This Position Statement was first issued following a National Forum in 2019 with leading Australian bone health experts to provide concise and current guidance on common issues requiring clarification for GPs, including:

  • identification;
  • investigation; and
  • treatment options/duration for patients at risk

This fifth edition (February 2023) compliments current RACGP Guidelines.

Bone Density Testing in General Practice

Brief flyer on bone density testing for General Practice, includes MBS item numbers and explanation of a generic BMD report.

GP Osteoblast Magazine

National GP magazine covering latest news and topical issues.

Recommendations for Bone Health Management for Patients on Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

These guidelines have been written to be used by specialists who prescribe ADT to patients with prostate cancer. They are derived from a pilot program carried out by the rheumatology department at John Hunter Hospital, an ensuing literature review and subsequent consensus amongst treating specialists. Healthy Bones Australia do not support or endorse but highlight these recommendations as part of a focus on bone health.

Protecting Patient Bone Health

Early diagnosis and management of osteoporosis can help protect patient bone health and reduce the risk of fractures. The following consumer fact sheets can be used with your patients to help explain the impact of specific medical conditions/medications on bone.