Alex Cunningham MP (pictured with Liza Williams, Policy Officer for the National Osteoporosis Society) witnessed the impact of severe osteoporosis at Westminster today when they attended the launch of the Falls and Fractures Alliance in England – timed to coincide with World Osteoporosis Day (20 October 2012). At the All Party Parliamentary Osteoporosis Group event, attendees were invited to try on an ‘osteoporosis suit’ that uses a system of harnesses, braces and bands to allow the wearer to experience the physical impact of the condition. It imitates a spinal stoop caused by compression fractures, along with other restrictions in movement and instability commonly experienced by people with severe osteoporosis who can suffer multiple fragility fractures. Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, 16 Oct 2012. Guy Bell, 07771 786236,