There are numerous resources to assist the screening and management of Osteoporosis.


To identify patients at risk of osteoporosis and who should have a risk assessment, go to Clinical Reporting > Ardens > Conditions I MSK and Rheumatology > Performance Indicators > Screening : ?For osteoporosis risk assessment as in at risk group.

Risk Assessment

To perform a risk assessment, open the 'Osteoporosis Risk Assessment' template by searching for it in the bottom left of SystmOne. This template will guide you to using a FRAX and NOGG assessment and the indications for a DXA scan.

Please note: It is sadly not possible to automatically plot a value directly on the graph, so you have to plot it yourself instead.

Osteoporosis Template

The 'Osteoporosis' template can be accessed either by clicking the bone icon under the patient's name or by going to Auto-consultations > Ardens Conditions M-R. On this template you will see a number of tabs for pages including diagnosis, review, referral and resources. The Homepage gives useful information about the patient's medical history, including relevant MSK history, recent imaging, current medication, vitals etc

On the review tab, the 'bisphosphonate holiday' tick box options will become active if the patient is suitable for considering this for.

Clinical Reports

There are also some Osteoporosis 'Case Finder' and 'Performance Indicator' reports that can be found under Clinical Reporting > Ardens > Conditions I MSK and Rheumatology