Knowledge Portal

The MSK Knowledge Hub is part of the partnership between the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance and NHS England. The aim is to provide a searchable resource library for people working on support for people with musculoskeletal conditions. If you have musculoskeletal-related articles or documents which meet our criteria you’d like to share, please register and then use the add a resource button to let us know. The Hub incorporates an interactive MSK Forum enabling people to discuss and share views.

The MSK Knowledge Hub is a new project. We are in the process of uploading resources. Please let us know of any resources that are missing and you think should be included.

This impact report demonstrates that integrating osteopathic care into an occupational health setting effectively reduced the number of work days lost to sickness absence and strongly indicate that osteopathy is a cost effective approach in this setting.
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This guidance provides instructions on how to collect and export FCP appointment activity on primary care data systems using a standardised list of outputs. It was produced by FCP Amanda Hensman-Crook with input from the CSP, NHS Digital and NHS England. In 2019, the guidance was revised by the CSP’s Euan McComiskie in conjunction with Amanda.
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Case study:

To determine whether inclusion of osteopathic practice in a multimodal NHS service within a secondary care spinal unit (Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham (QMC)) is safe, effective and what the patient experience of such interventions is. 
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The benefits of physical activity for musculoskeletal health are well known. Despite this, many people are less active than recommended levels. People with musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions have additional barriers caused by their condition, particularly pain. What can be done to support people to be more active?
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The webinar describes the Integrated Pain Assessment and Spinal Service (IPASS) which started in 2016 in Berkshire West. It will describe the previous state of pain management in Berkshire West and the reasons for coming together as a system to develop IPASS. It will cover how joint working with a strong patient focus can improve outcomes, and outline the positive outcomes post IPASS which has been recognised by the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) for a Best Practice Award in 2016
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