NICE approved Joint Pain Advisor is a new model of care to support people with chronic knee, hip or back pain.
Joint Pain Advisor is a safe and cost effective alternative to GP consultations. Involving a series of face-to-face consultations, advisors work collaboratively with people with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis and/or back pain, focusing on supporting self-management.
Successfully piloted with just under 600 people, participants of the two studies said that their pain was dramatically reduced and movement had returned. They reported taking fewer pain-killers as well as increased mobility and weight loss. Participants increased their number of days physically active from below to recommended levels.
A flexible model of care evaluated with health trainers and physiotherapists as delivery partners. Visit our website to read our evaluations, case studies and find out more about the programme.