This updated summary of the 2018 NICE rheumatoid arthritis guideline includes recommendations on referral, diagnosis, and investigations.
This summary, including a useful algorithm for the management of patients with gout, focuses on recommendations for modification of lifestyle and risk factors that would normally be addressed during a nurse consultation for a patient with gout.
An easy-to-read summary of NICE's guideline on the assessment and prevention of falls in older people, including a discussion of possible interventions.
A brief guideline on the management of polymyalgia rheumatica. Includes a useful management algorithm.
A brief summary of SIGN's guideline on management of osteoporosis and prevention of fragility fractures, including risk factors and a treatment algorithm.
Tools and resources
This exercise sheet, published by Arthritis Research UK, provides useful information for patients with osteoarthritis on how to get active and provides suggestions for simple exercises that they can do at home.
This competency framework is intended as a practical working document for all nurses, allied health professionals, and doctors working in secondary fracture prevention in any setting.