Osteoporosis Resources for Primary Care (ORPC)

TypeOnline learning
RCGP Accredited
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For more information and to access the resources visit http://www.nos.org.uk/orpc

This osteoporosis resource is a joint initiative of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the National Osteoporosis Society. Its aim is to equip GPs, practice nurses and other members of the practice team with relevant information about osteoporosis in light of its recent inclusion in the Quality and Outcomes Framework and enable them to deliver excellent health care using nationally agreed best practice standards to people with or at risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures throughout the UK. The course has been developed by leading experts in the field of osteoporosis and has been reviewed by a number of leading practitioners across the UK. In addition it has been reviewed by clinical experts affiliated to the National Osteoporosis Society.
The ORPC is an on-line e-learning resource designed to give those working in primary care a resource that will aid the treatment, management and diagnosis of their patients with osteoporosis. The resources is also a chance for those healthcare professionals to gain relevant CPD in the field of osteoporosis and fragility fractures through an accredited assessment of learning. The assessment consists of a series of multiply choice questions related to the content of the resource. The user must complete and pass the assessment in order to gain their CPD and certificate. There is open access to the resource, however for those requiring certification, the assessment needs to be completed.

Successful completion of the assessment with a pass mark of 90% or higher, will enable the candidate to access the corresponding ORPC Certificate. A set time of 45minutes will be allowed for completion of the assessment which will consist of 29 multiple choice questions.
It's anticipated to take participants approximately 2 hours to completed all learning and assessment.

This on-line training course aims to enable healthcare professionals in primary care to deliver excellent health care using nationally agreed best practice standards to people with or at risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures throughout the UK.

1. To provide standards and competencies to support nationally agreed best practice in the field of secondary fracture prevention.
2. To provide evidence of training and competence in the relevant professional field to support practice and ongoing professional accreditation.
3. To provide evidence of quality assurance for health care providers.

Expected Outcomes
Nurses, allied health professionals (AHPs) and doctors undertaking this training will:
1. Consolidate core knowledge required for their role in secondary fracture prevention.
2. Significantly advance their knowledge to improve understanding, clinical practice and outcomes for patients.
3. Receive certification and gain evidence of accredited learning for their continuing professional development.
Healthcare providers will have evidence of:
1. Auditable clinical standards and competencies
2. Validated staff training.
3. Improved clinical outcomes.

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