Arthritis: The Impact on Daily Life

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. Continue reading

Joint Pain Advisor: A new model of care for managing chronic knee, hip or back pain

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. Continue reading

Musculoskeletal Diseases Profile June Update

PHE have updated the Musculoskeletal Diseases profile today to include four new indicators and four updated time points for 2016/17.  Continue reading

Hand osteoarthritis information

This information leaflet has been co-produced by the Impact Accelerator Unit, Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, Keele University, along with the Research Institute’s LINK group (Lay Involvement in Knowledge Mobilisation). It aims to support and supplement the Keele “Guide for People who have Osteoarthritis” – and is based on research evidence from the Keele University SMOOTH study. Continue reading

Keele Pain Recorder app

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.

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Primary Care Webinar – Bisphosphonates in primary care: starting, reviewing and stopping

Bisphosphonates in primary care: starting, reviewing and stopping

In this interactive webinar, the GP and rheumatologist presenters, acknowledging the multiplicity of guidance on osteoporosis management, present a pragmatic approach to risk assessment, treatment initiation, patient reviews, and drug ‘holidays’ or cessation. A reference flowchart and potential targets for audit is also provided.

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RCGP eLearning module

Gain CPD accreditation by completing theRoyal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and National Osteoporosis Society’s e-learning osteoporosis module. This half-hour e-learning module will test your knowledge of osteoporosis management including:
– identifying high risk patients
– when to initiate treatment
– how often to monitor patients

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Osteoporosis Resources for Primary Care

A comprehensive online resource for primary health care teams as well as webinar training for primary care health professionals. ORPC is the one-stop place to access online information about early diagnosis, treatment and management of osteoporosis as well as resources to use with your patients.

The Introduction, Identification, Investigation, Initiation and Information sections will guide you through developing an understanding of osteoporosis, its diagnosis and management.

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