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Local People Enjoy Unique Opportunity To Hear Clinical Talks 

Over 100 people had a unique opportunity to find out more about bone disease and the steps that they can take to improve their own health as part of a Medicines for Members talk given by Salisbury District Hospital consultant rheumatologist Dr Richard Smith.
Medicine for Members 

Bone Health for Life was the first in a series of talks planned for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust members which aim to give people an informal view of some of the clinical conditions that hospital doctors treat and some practical ways to keep fit and healthy. 

One of the biggest challenges facing the community and the health service is the effect of ageing on bone chemistry and strength. One in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 in the UK will fracture a bone, mainly as  a result of osteoporosis.  In his lecture, Dr Smith talked about the causes of osteoporosis, the processes that lead to bone collapse, pain and disability and how this can be delayed through a balanced diet, lifestyle changes and careful use of supplements.  

John Carvell, Lead Governor at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said:  “It’s clear from our member constituency meetings that so many people have an interest in their own health and the services that we provide for them. These talks will give us a real opportunity to focus on a number of clinical subjects and provide our members with a unique view from our specialists at Salisbury District Hospital. “

 The Trust is in the process of developing the Medicine for Members lecture diary, which will be published shortly on the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust website at .  All members will be welcome to attend. If anyone would like to become a member, please contact Isabel Cardoso, Membership Manager by  telephone on 01722 336262, extension 4390 or by email at :  


For further information please contact:

Patrick Butler,
Public Relations Manager,
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. 

Tel: 01722 425170


Page Last Updated: 08/05/2014 10:06 
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