We need to put forward effective examples of practice when looking to influence MSK care in the UK

Putting forward models of care and examples of practice for the NHS is a large part of how Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) is influencing the MSK landscape. The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine’s Fresh Approach in Practice NHS information document remains useful and relevant when communicating what works and how SEM can improve outcomes and make real cost savings in MSK care.

Members and Fellows of the FSEM are now putting forward their evidence for SEM-led MSK services to help provide much needed examples. Recently featured in the FSEM’s response to the Scottish Preventative Agenda Inquiry was NHS Tayside MSK Clinic, put forward by Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant Dr Niall Elliot, which over a 10 year period, seeing approximately 800 patients per year in one session per week, has created a £500k – £650k saving for the NHS.