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The Gloucestershire Musculoskeletal Clinical Programme Group was 'Highly Commended' at the 2017 Health Service Journal Value in Healthcare Awards.

A total of 13 NHS services committed to working together to develop an ‘integrated MSK model’ which was showcased at the awards ceremony in London on Wednesday 24 May.

Chris Boden, Head of Countywide Services, said: “We were delighted to be a finalist at the HSJ Awards for what has been a rewarding and effective piece of partnership work.

“The design of consistent clinical pathways for MSK service users across organisations, as well as the adoption of collective standards, has created a better experience for patients and a more cost-effective service for commissioners.

“This has been the first phase of a programme to offer integrated, timely and high quality care in our MSK services (physiotherapy, podiatry & MSKCAT) and we are looking forward to continuing our progress this year.”

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


2 June 2017