FSEM PCRMM post graduate Diploma
Tues 8 June 2021. Delivered Online
Applications are now open from doctors and allied health professionals for a new Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine that sets the standard for MSK knowledge across the entire breadth of community care.
Approximately 18.8m people in the UK are living with a musculoskeletal problem with one in five people in England attending their GP seeking help for such a condition1. The Diploma has been developed to support the multi-professional workforce that is evolving to meet the growing need for optimal care of musculoskeletal conditions by demonstrating applied knowledge in this important field.
This Diploma will support evidencing competency as a GP, GP Working in Extended Roles as well as allied health professionals working towards advanced practice roles (including first contact practitioner and advanced practitioners in primary care) in a range of community settings.
Developed jointly by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK) and the Primary Care Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine Society (PCRMM), the examination and associated qualification recognises excellence in MSK care and provides a benchmark of quality for both service commissioners and patients.
The Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine will be offered online, allowing candidates to sit remotely. The first sitting will take place on Tues 8 June. The examination will be administered by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The closing date for applications is Tues 27 April. Bookings can be made here, at a special introductory rate of £150.
Both the Faculty and PCRMM are dedicated to promoting a more active nation and ensuring that MSK and rheumatological conditions and pain symptoms are not a barrier to living an active life at any age or ability level.
The diploma represents many years’ work from multiple people. We would particularly like to thank Dr Richard Collins, Dr Louise Warburton and Dr Chris Tomlinson, and many others from both PCRMM and the Faculty.
Whilst there is no dedicated hand book to accompany the diploma, PCRMM has compiled some useful resources (see here). Also the Red Whale MSK and Chronic pain handbook is highly recommended as a comprehensive accompanying text.
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