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MSK Programme GroupThe Gloucestershire Musculoskeletal Clinical Programme Group has been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards.

The group, which won the 'Together we Achieve' category at last November's Gloucestershire Health and Social Care Awards, has now been shortlisted in two categories for the 2017 Health Service Journal Value in Healthcare Awards.

The aim of the musculoskeletal (MSK) programme has been to prevent the onset of MSK conditions where possible and to minimise pain, minimise progression and increase function in patients who have already developed MSK conditions.

A total of 13 NHS services committed to working together to develop an ‘integrated MSK model’. The outcome is a more consistent approach to care, which ensures patients are seen in the right place at the right time and receive the right diagnosis and treatment.

Trust colleagues involved in the MSK Clinical Programme Group are Sarah Morton, Sarah Nicholson (Adult MSK Physiotherapy), Louise Bevan, Caroline Hooper (MSKCAT), Tina Craig and Chris Boden (Podiatry).

The group has been shortlisted in both the Clinical Support Services and Community Health Service Redesign categories. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on Wednesday 24 May.

27 January 2017