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. Continue reading
This review highlights evidence from the NIHR and others on why research in this area matters, assessment and matching patients to treatment, restoring musculoskeletal health and maintaining musculoskeletal wellbeing.
37 published studies
25 ongoing research projects
Questions to ask your physiotherapy musculoskeletal services Continue reading
The Keele Pain Recorder (KPR) is a mobile application (app) which was developed by patients for patients and their Health Care Professionals, to improve the management of pain. Led by Dr John Bedson, a Senior Lecturer at the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences and General Practitioner.
In 2008 NICE estimated the cost to the NHS of back pain management was £2.1 billion, or just over £12 million for the average CCG of 300,000 people. In 2013 back pain was responsible for 11% of the total disability in the UK. The NICE guidance published in 2009 in general was not implemented.
The National Back Pain and Radicular Pain Pathway is the product of a unanimous consensus of 29 stakeholders based on best evidence. Its objectives are to provide a streamlined care pathway for radicular pain, and most importantly an effective, managed pathway for patients with low back pain.