Musculoskeletal core offer for Local NHS plans
The impact of musculoskeletal ill-health on individuals, NHS and the economy is widely recognised including in the NHS Long Term Plan: “Longer-term health conditions also make an increasing contribution to the overall burden of disease. Mental health, respiratory and musculoskeletal conditions are responsible for a substantial amount of poor health and place a substantial burden on the NHS and other care services.”
Effectively addressing musculoskeletal conditions will therefore be important in delivering on the ambition of the long-term plan. This document aims to help those developing local plans to understand the core offer needed to deliver evidence based, cost effective services for good MSK population health, and to signpost towards information and support available to help those looking to improve services.
The document sets out a core offer in five areas:
- Underpinning framework
- Mental Health
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