Musculoskeletal Service (MSK)
Nationally “The Musculoskeletal Services Framework” was published in 2006 and sets out evidence of best practice.
Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are common, and are a major cause of ill health, pain and disability. There are over 200 musculoskeletal conditions affecting millions of people, adults and children, including all forms of arthritis, back pain and osteoporosis. Some, including those resulting from injuries, can result in long-term disability in terms of expenditure, MSK conditions are the fifth highest area of spend in the NHS. It is estimated that up to 30% of all GP consultations are about musculoskeletal complaints. The ageing population will further increase the demand for treatment of age-related disorders such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
re-commission services as a consolidated service to improve patient access, experience and outcomes.
The MSK project commenced in 2014 with a view to delivering an innovative redesign for MSK service across Acute and Community settings. NHS Newham CCG aims to commission across a single MSK pathway using an integrated clinical assessment and treatment service.