The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK has launched a new website including information highlighting what Musculoskeletal (MSK) Medicine is to the public and the healthcare community. There is now a dedicated MSK webpage outlining ‘who sees musculoskeletal medicine doctors’ emphasising that Sport and Exercise Medicine specialists, with MSK skills, treat a wide range of patients from those with a common MSK condition to elite athletes. It also puts MSK Medicine in the context of the NHS and Exercise Medicine, with reference to working examples of NHS MSK services.
The purpose of the MSK service examples are to highlight to NHS Commissioners how effective the treatment of MSK conditions can be via NHS SEM/MSK and Exercise Medicine services, both have an enormous potential to be further developed across the NHS to improve MSK healthcare, reduce orthopaedic referrals and help patients manage MSK conditions. The Faculty is working hard to influence this landscape. View the MSK webpage here.