History of NOGG

The National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG) is a multidisciplinary group that includes patient representation and professionals involved in the care of people with osteoporosis. The NOGG was set up in 2007, to update earlier guidelines developed by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, producing its first guideline in 2008. This has since undergone substantial updates in 2013 and 2017, with minor updates made in 2019. The 2017 NOGG guidance was accredited by NICE in 2017. The new 2021 NOGG guideline was re-accredited by NICE in October 2021.

Structure of NOGG

The NOGG Guideline Writing Group is separated into a Guideline Development Group (GDG) and an Expert Advisory Group (EAG). The GDG is formed by members with no or only minimal potential conflicts of interest. Voting on recommendations is restricted to the GDG and where potential conflicts are declared, the member involved does not take part in the decision about any recommendations that are relevant to the disclosure. The EAG provides input into discussions about guideline revisions but is excluded from voting on the recommendations. No external funding has been received for the development of the NOGG guideline. All members self-fund their (virtual) attendance at regular NOGG meetings.

Guideline Development Group

Prof. Celia L Gregson (Chair)

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant Orthogeriatrician

Musculoskeletal Research Unit, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK and Royal United Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,Bath, UK

Prof. Juliet Compston

Prof. Juliet Compston (OBE)

Emeritus Professor of Bone Medicine

University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine

Dr. John Edwards

Dr. John Edwards

General Practitioner and Senior Lecturer in General Practice

Primary Care Centre Versus Arthritis, School of Medicine, Keele University, Staffordshire, and Wolstanton Medical Centre, Newcastle under Lyme

Dr. Rebecca Low

Dr. Rebecca Low

General Practitioner

Marcham Road Health Centre, Abingdon and Specialty Doctor in Metabolic Bone Disease, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

Dr. Zoe Paskins

Reader and Honorary Consultant in Rheumatology

School of Medicine, Keele University, Keele. Haywood Academic Rheumatology Centre, Haywood Hospital, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Stoke-on-Trent

Ms. Julia Thomson

Nurse manager and Osteoporosis Specialist Nurse

Royal Osteoporosis Society

Ms. Sarah Leyland

Clinical adviser and Osteoporosis Specialist Nurse

Royal Osteoporosis Society

Prof. John Kanis

Prof. John Kanis

Emeritus Professor in Human Metabolism

Mary McKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia and Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases, University of Sheffield, Sheffield

Mr. Nic Vine

Mr. Nic Vine

Public and patient representative

Ms. Jean Bowden

Ms. Jean Bowden

Public and patient representative

Ms. Jane Parker

Ms. Jane Parker

Public and patient representative

Expert Advisory Group

Prof. David M Reid

Prof. David M Reid

Emeritus Professor of Rheumatology

University of Aberdeen

Prof. David J Armstrong

Consultant Rheumatologist

Western Health and Social Care Trust (NI), and Visiting Professor, Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health, Ulster University

Prof. Cyrus Cooper (OBE)

Director & Professor of Rheumatology at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Centre (Southampton) Professor of Musculoskeletal Science (Oxford)

MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Centre, University of Southampton, UK; NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, UK; NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, University of Oxford, UK

Prof. Neil JL Gittoes

Consultant & Honorary Professor of Endocrinology

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham & University of Birmingham, Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Birmingham

Prof. Nicholas Harvey

Professor of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology, Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist

MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Centre, University of Southampton, UK; NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Prof. Eugene McCloskey

Professor in Adult Bone Disease and Honorary Consultant

MRC Versus Arthritis Centre for Integrated research in Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA), Mellanby Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, Department of Oncology & Metabolism, University of Sheffield.

Dr. Katie Moss

Consultant Rheumatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer

St George’s University Hospital, London

Prof. Kenneth Poole

University Professor of Metabolic Bone Disease

University of Cambridge Department of Medicine & Cambridge NIHR Biomedical Research Centre

Dr. Mike Stone

Dr. Mike Stone

Consultant Physician and Visiting Professor

University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Conflicts of interest

Conflict of interests of the members of the two Committees above can be accessed by clicking here

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