Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

bimm-logo-squareInjection Road Show
4th November 2015

Blackberry Clinic, Milton Keynes.

The one day BIMM workshop ‘Soft Tissue Examination & Injections’, it offers experiential learning with a high tutor to learner ratio (no more than 1:6) and is suitable for general practitioners, GP registrars and hospital doctors beginning or considering a career or special interest in musculoskeletal medicine. Physiotherapists, nurse and osteopathic practitioners have also found much value in these courses in the past.

This course is based around a series of workstations through which participants rotate, learning surface anatomy, examination skills, indications for injection, needle placement (with practice on models) and safety issues.


BIMM/SOMM Combined Winter Symposium
“Challenging Joints: Management of Laxity Instability and Hypermobility.”
14th November 2015

Jury’s Inn Hotel, Birmingham

The British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine (BIMM) and the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM) is proud to announce a Combined Symposium: “Challenging Joints: Management of laxity, instability and hypermobility’, taking place in Birmingham on Saturday, the 14th of November 2015.

A number of experts and highly reputed speakers will cover the medical, surgical, and therapeutic aspect of the condition. There will be a variety of interactive workshops providing an insight into the practical considerations of the condition. The day will also offer a great opportunity to network and exchange ideas and knowledge with other members of the professions.


Module 7 – Chronic Pain Management
21st – 23rd Nov 2015

This module is designed to deepen students’ understanding of the processes by which patients slide into chronicity and disability. Students will learn practical skills in interviewing and initiating change. This will include basic CBT and other ingredients of the pain management approach, namely graded exposure, pacing, coping strategies, and problem solving. The armamentarium of the Pain Clinic approach will be explored and explained, ranging from pharmacotherapy to invasive techniques. Particular attention will be paid to the use of acupuncture, intramuscular Stimulation and TENS. Further time will be allocated for case history presentations and discussion of problem patients.


Fluoroscopic Injection course
17th March 2016
Blackberry Clinic, Milton Keynes

This course will provide practical instruction for MSK, SEM and trainee pain Physicians to enable them to expand their practice to encompass fluoroscopically guided spinal injections. Delegates are required to be proficient in peripheral injections before attending. The course provides a good grounding in anatomy, needle skills and practical considerations. Procedures covered include caudal epidurals, sacroiliac injections, facet joint injections and prolotherapy for spinal pathology including instability. The use of injection phantoms as an alternative to cadavers makes this course unique in the UK.


Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine – Part 1 Written
6th May 2016

St. Georges Hospital. Tooting, London

It is the intention of the Examinations Board that this qualification will indicate that a practitioner is able to manage independently patients with common musculoskeletal problems in a primary, intermediate or secondary care setting.

Diploma Revision
7th – 8th May 2016

LCOM Boston Place London NW1 6QH

Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine – Part 2 Clinical
18th May 2016
St. Georges Hospital. Tooting, London

All the modules can be done as stand-alone courses, with or without the distance learning element.
You can download this diary as a PDF here.

A new Musculoskeletal Medicine MSc established by BIMM with Loughborough University will commence October 2016. It is open to doctors and allied health professionals who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge to practice in MSK services around the country.

Information from the Loughborough University website.

Information and booking forms available from or email

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