Medically unexplained symptoms

A good introduction to the presentation of medically unexplained symptoms, what may underlie the presentation, why the consultations can be so stressful and unsatisfactory for all parties and and some strategies to help clinicians better manage such patients

Musculoskeletal Specialities

There are a large number of topics, with focus on the most common and significant presentations in primary care.

Motivation – Maximising our Resources

Description Approaches to chronic pain and benefits of exercise and keeping active and the real-world examples of the results. The impacts of these approaches to individual care and wellbeing regimes […]

Urgent MSK Conditions requiring referral

This updated guidance follows the specialist guidance document produced during the firstphase of the coronavirus pandemic. The guidance supports primary and community carepractitioners in recognising serious pathology which requires emergency […]

MSK Self Management

A very useful and comprehensive list of MSK, exercise, pain management and other self-management resources. Excellent resource for remotely managing self- isolating patients during the Covid-19 pandemic

Board assurance prompt: improving the effectiveness of musculoskeletal health for NHS Commissioners

This briefing is targeted at NHS commissioners. It is intended to support such organisations plan and manage appropriate and effective orthopaedics, diagnostics, rheumatology, pain and MSK to their local population. In particular, it aims to help colleagues with no clinical background understand key healthcare issues relating to MSK. We have produced separate guidance on MSK health for NHS providers.