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Expert Advice For Young People with Complex Bone Disorders

November 12, 2010 1:32 PM

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A national service for children with complex bone disorders, based at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, is holding an information day for parents, carers and young people tomorrow (Saturday November 13).

The Metabolic Bone Service Parents’ Day at the Western Infirmary will include a number of talks by clinicians covering topics including bone development and common disorders and also speakers from the National Osteoporosis Society, the Brittle Bone Society and Short Stature Scotland.

Hugh Kennedy, Managed Clinical Network Manager, explained: “Over the last decade a multi-disciplinary team made up of clinicians, nurses, radiographers and associated health practitioners at the hospital, Yorkhill Complex Bone Disorder Service, has been providing a national clinical service operating through a network of clinics across Scotland.

“The team also has strong links with other children’s services and user groups in Scotland.”

“Keeping Bones Healthy throughout life is important for everyone” says Anne Simpson National Osteoporosis Society Development Manager for Scotland, “ so we are really looking forward to working with the Royal Hospital for Sick Children’s Metabolic Bone Service and our other colleagues to make this event successful-I am sure we are all going to enjoy the day”

The first half of the day will be devoted to talks giving basic clinical knowledge and information about different bone conditions, while the afternoon sessions will cover practical, everyday issues experienced by patients and their parents/carers.

These will include education, the transition from paediatric services to adult services, bone health, diet and exercise.
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For more information contact either NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Communications on 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]

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