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Chronic Disease Management & Osteoporosis - Dr Chrys Michaelides
Osteoporosis affects more than half of the population over 50; less than one in four are offered screening and the majority of people find out they have it after they have experienced an osteoporotic fracture. Early intervention and appropriate lifestyle changes (and treatment where appropriate) can make a meaningful difference for people and reduce the risk of a first, or second fracture.
Join Dr Chrys Michaelides, principal general practitioner at Mater Hill Healthscope Practice, in an interactive workshop focusing on three aspects: • Osteoporosis as a disease state in primary care, which can be identified and managed • Osteoporosis as a chronic disease which can be identified and managed in primary care • Practical solutions which a busy practice can implement to make a difference for patients.
The purpose of the session is to provide attendees with insights into the small but meaningful changes that can be made in a primary care centre with multiple priorities and issues to make changes to the way chronic diseases are identified, recalled and managed.
This session will be specific to a practice adding osteoporosis to the diseases under management in shared care/chronic disease management planning—however the approach could be generalised to a practice taking on any new capability within their surgery.