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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-01557

World Osteoporosis Day 2021

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Thursday, October 7, 2021

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Alasdair Allan, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Katy Clark, Natalie Don, Fergus Ewing, Russell Findlay, Meghan Gallacher, Kenneth Gibson, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Rhoda Grant, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Richard Leonard, Douglas Lumsden, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Liam McArthur, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, Audrey Nicoll, Paul O'Kane, Emma Roddick, Alex Rowley, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane (Registered interest ), Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle

That the Parliament acknowledges that 20 October 2021 is World Osteoporosis Day, a global initiative that helps to raise awareness of osteoporosis; understands that around 300,000 people in Scotland are currently living with osteoporosis; further understands that there are around 44,000 fragility fractures every year; notes that a fragility fracture is a red flag that can predict further fractures; highlights that this is particularly the case with vertebral fractures, which are a powerful predictor of future vertebral and hip fractures; notes the reports that estimate around 180,000 people are living with undiagnosed vertebral fractures in Scotland; understands that, without identification and treatment, a person is nearly three times more likely to have a hip fracture, and five times more likely to have another vertebral fracture; welcomes that Scotland is said to provide world-class secondary fracture prevention services, providing 100% population coverage of Fracture Liaison Services; further welcomes the publication of the Women’s Health Plan, which commits to ensuring that women are properly supported around the time of the menopause to assess their future risk of osteoporosis and fractures, and offered appropriate lifestyle advice, and recognises the vital work of the Royal Osteoporosis Society in supporting people in Scotland who are living with osteoporosis.