Europe Guidelines

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) website lists osteoporosis guidelines from around the world. Inclusion of national or regional guidelines in this listing does not imply endorsement.  Please note that the listing may not be up to date, and there may be multiple guidelines from any one country or region. 

Individual references are numbered below and the complete reference list available here

If your country or region has issued osteoporosis guidelines which are not included here, or if updated guidelines are available, please contact us.

Country or Region Title of Guideline Date
Europe European guidance for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women (ref. 26) 2018
Austria Leitfaden zur medikamentösen Therapie der postmenopausalen Osteoporose (ref. 2) 2003
Belgium Evidence-based guidelines for pharmacological treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis a consensus (and other consensus statements: (ref. 68)     2010

Recommendations for good clinical practice in osteoporosis (ref 53)

Recommendations for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency (ref 54)



Czech Republic

Diagnosis and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis /
Osteoporosis in males 
Statements of the Czech Society for Metabolic Bone Diseases (ref. 31)

Denmark National Osteoporosis Guidelines (ref 4) 2013, revised 2016
Estonia Title to follow (ref. 32) 2008
Finland Osteoporosis prevention and treatment guidelines for health professionals & patients (ref 55)



Actualisation 2012 des recommandations françaises du traitement médicamenteux de l'ostéoporose post-ménopausique
 (ref 5)

(expected update in 2017)
Germany DVO-Leitlinie 2009 zur Prophylaxe, Diagnostik und Therapie der Osteoporose (ref 6)


Updated 2014

Greece Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Greece /
Cost-effective osteoporosis treatment thresholds in Greece
(ref 7)
2011/ 2015
Hungary National Guidelines of the Hungarian Society for Osteoporosis and Osteoarthrology (HSOO) (ref 34) 2006
Italy Guidelines for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis (ref. 8) 2009
  Linee guida per la diagnosi, prevenzione e terapia dell’osteoporosi SINOSSI (ref 35) 2006
Latvia National Guidelines for the Diagnostics, Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
and other guidelines (ref 56)

Lithuania Guideline for osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment (ref 36) 2011
Netherlands Richtlijn Osteoporose en fractuurpreventie derde herziening (ref 10) 2011
Norway Faglige retningslinjer for forebygging og behandling av osteoporose og osteoporotiske brudd (ref 51) 2005

Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in Poland. 2017 update (ref. 24)

Portugal Recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis (ref 37) 2007

Slovak Rep. Ministry of Health Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Osteoporotic Fractures

Slovak Rep. Ministry of Health Guidelines for the Diagnosis of GIOP

Slovak Rep. Ministry of Health Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis

(ref 50)




Slovenia Guidelines for the detection and treatment of osteoporosis  (ref 38) 2013
Spain Sociedad Espanola de Investigaciones Óseas Y Metabolismo Mineral – SEIOMM. Guías de práctica clínica en la osteoporosis posmenopáusica, glucocorticoidea y del varón.
(ref 11)
2014 (3rd version)
Sweden National Guidelines for Musculoskeletal Diseases (incl. osteoporosis) (ref 39) 2015
  National guidelines for management of hip fractures; Treatment recommendations from the MPA (ref 39) 2003 / 2007
Switzerland Osteoporosis Recommendations from the Swiss Association against Osteoporosis (SVGO/ASCO) (ref_69 ) 2015
United Kingdom Osteoporosis Clinical guideline for prevention and treatment (NOGG) (ref 12) 2008
  Royal College of Physicians/Bone and Tooth Society/National Osteoporosis Society: Prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (ref 13) 2002
Scotland Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network: Prevention and management of hip fracture in older people (ref 14) 2009
  Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network: Management of osteoporosis and the prevention of fragility fractures (ref 15) 2015