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.
With a quarter of our population over 65 and the number of over 80’s doubling over the past two decades, the incidence of joint and musculoskeletal conditions, as well as related comorbidities, is significantly impacting the health of the nation.
Physical Activity for the Management and Prevention of Disease – Key Evidence and Practice – Lecture
NICE Guidelines for Spondyloarthritis – Who to refer to rheumatology: what to look out for and what to do – Workshop
Chronic pain, surgery and use of opioids – lessons and evidence from low back pain studies – Lecture