Bone and Joint Decade 2010 – 2020
Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health
MSK World Summit 2014

The Royal College of Surgeons, London

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Monday 13th October

Our programme for Monday explored measures for improving care and delivering best practice, and examined the impact of work on musculoskeletal health. With keynote speeches about the impact of musculoskeletal conditions, we drew on experiences in the UK, Europe and worldwide. There was also a session on the role of research followed by the launch of our Call for Action, which coincided with the launch of Bone and Joint Action week.

The Impact of Musculoskeletal Conditions

Chaired by Phil Gray, ARMA, and Tony Woolf, Bone and Joint Decade.

Welcome from Phil and Tony


Phil Gray, Chair, ARMA,
Tony Woolf, Chair, Bone and Joint Decade.


Listen to their introduction to the day’s speakers and the first theme.
(mp3 audio, 08:12 mins)

Keynote address:
The threat of musculoskeletal disability to society / active healthy ageing

Norman Lamb, UK Minister for Care and Support.

Click window to play Norman’s YouTube message.


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3.8 MB (mp3 audio, 04:05 mins)

Keynote address:
Musculoskeletal Health – a view from Whitehall

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Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government, Head of Government Office for Science, Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Medicine at Imperial College London.


Listen to Sir Mark’s presentation.
22.4 MB (mp3 audio, 24:30 mins)

Keynote address:
The health challenges in Europe


Dr Isabel de la Mata, Principal Advisor, European Commission.


Listen to Isabel’s presentation.
13.2 MB (mp3 audio, 14:25 mins)

The global impact of musculoskeletal conditions and need for action

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Lyn March, Liggins Professor of Rheumatology and Musculosketal Epidemiology Medicine, Northern Clinical School.


Listen to Lyn’s presentation.
17.2 MB (mp3 audio, 18:45 mins)

The need for a public health approach in the community and in the workplace
to deal with the rising burden of NCDs including musculoskeletal conditions

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Dr Gauden Galea, Director Non-Communicable Diseases and Health Promotion, WHO Regional Office for Europe.


Listen to Gauden’s presentation.
20.3 MB (mp3 audio, 22:12 mins)

Call for Action to Control the Growing Burden of MSK Conditions

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Tony Woolf, Chair, Bone and Joint Decade, ARMA Vice-Chair, Professor of Rheumatology, Institute of Health Research, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth.

See the e-petition on the BJD website.

Listen to Tony’s Call for Action.
6.8 MB (mp3 audio, 07:23 mins)

A systems approach to improving musculoskeletal care

A series of presentations, chaired by Prof Peter Kay, National Clinical Director for musculoskeletal conditions, NHS England.

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Coordinated, person-centred care

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Martin McShane, Director for Longterm Conditions, NHS England, introduced by Prof Peter Kay.


Listen to Martin’s presentation.
17.5 MB (mp3 audio, 19:11 mins)

The challenges of an ageing global population: the European Innovation Partnership for Active Healthy Ageing

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Jorge Pinto Antunes, Deputy Head of Unit Innovation for Health and Consumers DG Health and Consumers, European Commission.


Listen to Jorge’s presentation.
15.3 MB (mp3 audio, 16:43 mins)

A public health approach through the lifecourse to musculoskeletal health

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Dr Ann Hoskins, Population and Behavioural Health Division, Public Health England.


Listen to Ann’s presentation.
13.6 MB (mp3 audio, 14:53 mins)

Expert panel discussion: How to change behaviour

On the panel:

Peter Kay
Shirley Cramer
Ann Hoskins
Muir Gray
Liam O’Toole (Moderator)

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Liam O’Toole, Chief Executive of Arthritis Research UK introduces the expert panel and begins the discussion.


Listen to Liam’s presentation.
3.6 MB (mp3 audio, 04:00 mins)


Shirley Cramer, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for Public Health and Institute of Healthcare Management


Listen to Shirley’s presentation.
6.3 MB (mp3 audio, 06:50 mins)


Sir Muir Gray, Director of the National Knowledge Service and Chief Knowledge Officer, NHS.


Listen to Sir Muir’s presentation.
5.7 MB (mp3 audio, 06:15 mins)


The Panel discussion continues with questions from the floor.


Listen to the discussion.
24.6 MB (mp3 audio, 27:00 mins)

Learning from best practice

Chaired by Prof James Waddel, BJD ICC

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Musculoskeletal conditions as a health priority and the role of clinical networks

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Prof Peter Kay, National Clinical Director for Musculoskeletal Conditions, England


Listen to Peter’s presentation.
16.4 MB (mp3 audio, 18:00 mins)

Identifying and treating those at high risk: the case study of fracture prevention

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Fragility Fracture Network, Prof David Marsh

Capture the Fracture, Prof Kristina Akesson.


Listen to their presentations.
11.7 MB (mp3 audio, 12:45 mins)

Reducing the long-term impact of road traffic injuries: advances in trauma care in Rio de Janeiro

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Prof Marcos Musafir, Secretary of Health, State of Rio de Janeiro.


Warning – these slides contain graphic images of injury.

Listen to Marcos’s presentation.
8.5 MB (mp3 audio, 09:20 mins)

Rehabilitation to reduce the burden of disability

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Prof Karsten Dreinhoefer, Medical Director Medical Park Berlin Humoldmuhle & Head of Dept, Charité, Berlin, Germany.


Listen to Karsten’s presentation.
12.2 MB (mp3 audio, 13:20 mins)

Enabling people to effectively help themselves

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Judi Rhys, Chief Executive Officer, Arthritis Care, UK.


Listen to Judi’s presentation.
14.7 MB (mp3 audio, 16:00 mins)

How to ensure access to care – barriers and facilitators with examples of success

Expert Panel discussion

Expert Panel:
Prof. Paul Corrigan, independent management consultant;
Prof Gillian Hawker, Chair Dept Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada;
Moderated by Dr Charles Alessi, National Association of Primary Care & NHS Clinical Commissioners.


Prof. Gillian Hawker, Chair Dept Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada.


Listen to Gillian’s presentation.

8.9 MB (mp3 audio, 10:00 mins)

Prof. Paul Corrigan, independent management consultant.


Listen to Paul’s presentation.
5.8 MB (mp3 audio, 06:20 mins)

Dr Charles Alessi, National Association of Primary Care & NHS Clinical Commissioners.


Listen to Charles’s presentation.
6.2 MB (mp3 audio, 06:50 mins)

Expert Panel discussion and questions from the room.

Listen to the questions and discussion.
20.1 MB (mp3 audio, 22:00 mins)

Musculoskeletal health and work

Moderated by Prof Steve Gnatz, President USB

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The importance of musculoskeletal health in the workplace

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Prof Dame Carol Black, Expert Adviser on Health and Work to the Department of Health, England.


Listen to Dame Carol’s presentation.
17.6 MB (mp3 audio, 19:13 mins)

Promoting musculoskeletal health in the workplace: the need for a new paradigm

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Prof Niki Ellis, Prahran, Victoria, Australia.


Listen to Niki’s presentation.
17.1 MB (mp3 audio, 18:40 mins)

Extending working lives in Europe

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Steve Bevan, Work Foundation and Fit For Work Europe.


Listen to Steve’s presentation.
14.9 MB (mp3 audio, 16:16 mins)

How can we prolong active working lives?
Expert panel discussion.

Listen to their discussion.
18.6 MB (mp3 audio, 20:20 mins)

Expert Panel:
Chris Ball, CEO Age and Employment Networks
Jack Skrolsvik, International Coordinating Committee at BJD
Prof Dame Carol Black, Expert Adviser on Health and Work to the Department of Health, England
Steve Bevan, Work Foundation and Fit For Work Europe
Shirley Cramer, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for Public Health and Institute of Healthcare Management
Dr Charles Alessi, National Association of Primary Care & NHS Clinical Commissioners
Moderated by Prof Niki Ellis, Prahran, Victoria, Australia.

The Role of Research

Chaired by Prof Mieke Hazes, BJD ICC

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Opportunities for innovation and research: Bone and Joint Decade initiatives

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Kristina Åkesson, Professor of Orthopaedics Malmo, Malmo Skåne University Hospital, Sweden; Chair, Capture the Fracture Campaign.


Listen to Kristina’s presentation.
13.2 MB (mp3 audio, 14:20 mins)

How can we address the research questions? Supporting research within clinical practice

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Dr Jonathan Sheffield, CEO, National Institute for Health Research.


Listen to Jonathan’s presentation.
16.7 MB (mp3 audio, 18:30 mins)

Call for Action and Plan for Implementation

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Prof Tony Woolf and all participants.


See the e-petition on the BJD website.

Listen to Tony’s Call for Action.
9.9 MB (mp3 audio, 11:00 mins)

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Closing comments and thanks

Phil Gray, Chair ARMA.


Listen to Phil’s closing remarks.
3.2 MB (mp3 audio, 03:30 mins)

The Previous Day…

Our programme for Sunday was designed to enhance the activities of our National Action Networks, providing an opportunity to share the successful collaborations and campaigns of our local networks and of other major stakeholder organisations, and to learn about the challenges that others have faced.

See the page for the BJD National Action Networks Conference, which took place on 12th Oct 2014 at the Royal College of Surgeons, London.

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