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

Moving Forward – physiotherapy for musculoskeletal health and wellbeing

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.

It features:
37 published studies
25 ongoing research projects
Questions to ask your physiotherapy musculoskeletal services Continue reading

Muscle and Bone Strengthening and Balance Activities Evidence Review

The PHE / Centre for Ageing Better commissioned evidence review on Muscle and Bone Strengthening and Balance Activities. 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

MSK Return on Investment Tool

A Public Health England tool to help local commissioners provide cost-effective interventions for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Continue reading

Health Matters- Productive Healthy Ageing – Musculoskeletal Health

This resource for health professionals and local authorities makes the case for action to support healthy productive later life with a specific reference to musculoskeletal Health. Continue reading

MSK First Point-of-Contact Model

Patients presenting with MSK problems make up to 1 in 5 primary care consultations and 10% of GP referrals. Enabling people to self-refer to MSK first contact practitioner (FCP) services can speed up access to treatment, reduce GP workload and associated costs, reduce unnecessary diagnostic referrals, increase self-management and reduce inappropriate referrals to secondary care.

To support clinicians, managers and commissioners in their efforts to forecast and monitor these impacts, we have developed an easy to use tool; the MSK First Point of Contact Model.

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