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Core Skills in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Care Workshop

November 2, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Core Skills in MSK care digital (RCGP accredited), starting 2nd November for 4 weeks, starting 2nd March for 4 weeks, £135

The Core Skills in Musculoskeletal Care workshop focuses on developing the practical skills required in a typical 10-minute GP consultation.
The workshop provides a supportive environment for primary healthcare professionals to develop confidence and skills in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with MSK conditions.

The course has been designed by GPs primarily for GPs and GP Trainees but is also beneficial for other primary healthcare professionals such as Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists and Physiotherapists who support patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

The workshop is split into three main sections:

  • Low back pain and sciatica.
  • Lower limb (with a focus on the knee).
  • Upper limb (with a focus on the shoulder).

Key learning outcomes:

  1. Enjoy MSK consultations.
  2. Identify the prevalence of MSK conditions in primary care.
  3. Gain confidence in taking an effective history from an MSK patient, including eliciting red flags and psychosocial flags.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of examination of the MSK patient, including the discriminating features of the examination.
  5. Practice explanation of the diagnosis.
  6. Formulate a management plan, including appropriate investigations, referral, safety net and follow-up.
  7. Signpost patients to useful information.
  8. Learn techniques to signpost to supported self-management.
  9. Prepare for working with physiotherapist FCPs.

The trainer will go through an example examination demonstration and explanation, including a management plan.

You will receive a course handbook, a certificate upon completion, 7 CPD points for the face-to-face workshop and 8 CPD points for the digital workshop.

In a recent external evaluation the net promoter score for the workshops was 93.5, regarded as world class and 99% of participants said the training met their learning needs.

Digital course dates:

Wednesday 2, 9, 16, 23 November 2022 (Delegates must be available to attend all four dates)
Time: 6:30-8:30pm on all dates
Cost: £135
Complete the November 2022 core skills in MSK care digital course booking form.

Thursday 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2023 (Delegates must be available to attend all four dates)
Time: 6:30-8:30pm on all dates
Cost: £135
Complete the March 2023 core skills in MSK care digital course booking form.

This course will be delivered online through Microsoft Teams. Delegates are not required to have a Microsoft Teams account but will need a webcam and microphone to participate in the course. Instructions and details will be sent by email after booking.


November 2, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Versus Arthritis
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