Fracture Liaison Service Toolkit

The FLS Toolkit takes the hard work out of establishing a new FLS or improving an existing one. It has been specifically designed to help develop a business case, saving you the time and trouble of researching and drafting the required documents. Our FLS Champions Network provides further opportunities to learn from experts in FLS.

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Getting It Right First Time – reducing unwarranted variations

Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is a national, clinician-led programme, created to help improve the quality of medical and clinical care within the NHS by identifying and reducing unwarranted variations in service and practice.

This webinar explores the philosophy behind GIRFT, its methodology, including the deep dive data analysis and peer-to-peer engagement with frontline medics, and importantly the benefits it has brought in improving patient outcomes and delivering efficiencies through the sharing of best practice.

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The Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire

Musculoskeletal disease (MSK) is one of the largest single sources of disability in the UK and MSK services are making major changes to address growing demands. To date few direct measures of health status have been in place which could be used across the spectrum of MSK to inform service improvement. The introduction of the Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ) has been developed to meet this need.

The webinar introduces different possible applications from audit, quality improvement and performance evaluation through to facilitating communication and personalised care with individual patients. The role of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) will also be discussed.

The webinar provides an overview of their experiences and plans for use of MSK-HQ in various NHS settings. This webinar will be of relevance to any health professional, manager or commissioner concerned with MSK service provision.

Self-Referral to Physio and physio’s working alongside GP’s in Surgeries

The webinar, was led by Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and explored how direct access to physiotherapy can improve patient care, save the NHS money and address the GP workforce crisis.

The learning objectives from the webinar are:

· Develop an understanding of the benefits of direct access physiotherapy and how to measure them
· Learn how to use the Physiotherapy Cost Calculator to access the cost savings in primary care
· Gain an awareness of the commissioning options for direct access physiotherapy.

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Developing MSK Networks – Resource pack

This resource pack provides healthcare professionals as well as commissioners and providers of MSK services with a framework for planning and developing a local MSK network, and signposts to a wide range of additional materials which may be useful as they undertake this task.

It has been co-produced with the MSK community, and distils some of the findings of the project to date, providing a practical resource to support CCGs seeking to improve outcomes for all forms of MSK disorders through a “networks” approach and with patients at the heart.

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