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 new guidance, developed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy with the British Medical Association and the Royal College of General Practitioners, provides practical help for GPs and commissioners looking to implement physiotherapy services in primary care. It sets out the benefits, the funding options and the practical considerations of implementing and evaluating First Contact Physiotherapy roles.
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Arthritis Action released findings of a nation-wide questionnaire-based study they commissioned, of people of working age living with arthritis. The research found that arthritis is associated with significantly lower levels of life satisfaction than the UK national average, in a survey of 2,074 people in Great Britain.
The research, carried out by YouGov, examined the life impacts of arthritis on people of working age in Great Britain, and explored the effects the condition can have on personal well-being, life satisfaction, and mental health.
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The webinar outlines how a community based rheumatology service can provide effective management of rhuematology patients, with benefits both to the patients and the use of clinical resources.
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Choosing Wisely UK is part of a global initiative which aims to reduce unnecessary tests and treatment by promoting shared decision-making conversations between patients and their healthcare professionals. The British Society for Rheumatology’s (BSR) recommendations were developed in partnership with patients, nurses, and primary and secondary care clinicians.
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The Musculoskeletal Core Capabilities Framework is aimed at practitioners who will be the first point of contact for people with musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.
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