Patients and carers as partners for change – What are we doing?

Originally posted here Our Patient Director, David Gilbert, talks about how the service is meaningfully creating a network of citizens, clinicians and other staff who learn and make decisions together. ‘Patient and public engagement’ has often reduced the role of patients to providing feedback  (surveys, focus groups) or being a ‘representative’. The Partnership recognises that […]

Learning together at SMSKP conference 2017

Originally posted here Earlier in 2017 Sussex MSK Partnership hosted a conference for everyone who works in the service.  Around 200 people came to the two day event. Our theme was learning and innovation. It was organised by our ‘Culture Club’, which is a group of people from across the service – in clinical and non-clinical […]

Self referral to physiotherapy services in Horsham and Crawley

Listen to Sally York, physiotherapy lead for Sussex MSK Partnership, describes the roll-out of self referral for physio in central Sussex – and how it’s working for patients and clinicians. Originally posted to the Here website If you are a patient in Horsham and Crawley and would like to self-refer then please visit our physiotherapy […]

Clinical outcome letters: why does improving the system matter?

Phoebe Munson, Interim Patient Access Manager in the Sussex MSK Partnership, describes the work to redesign our systems to meet the service commitment of sending clinical outcome letters within seven working days. Since the start of 2017, we’ve been redesigning our system for clinical outcome letters at the Sussex MSK Partnership. A backlog of nearly […]

Phone Outage affecting Brighton and Mid-Sussex – Now resolved

Update 11:00 Please be advised we have now resolved all phone issues affecting Brighton, Hove and Mid-Sussex.  For details on how to contact us please visit http://sussexmskpartnershipcentral.co.uk/contact/   10:00 Thank you for your patience while we experience issues with some of our phone lines. We are expecting this to be resolved later today and will keep you […]

The latest news from our Patient Partners

Recently our patient partners met at Stamner House to reflect on some of the innovative work tey have been doing and will be sharing some of their work at our up and coming SMSKP Conference. Jenny Preece, Jane Watts and Iris Keppler will be sharing with staff how it feels to be a patient partner.  […]

Service Leadership Recognised for Innovative Work

Sussex MSK Partnership Deputy Managing Director, Natalie Blunt and Patient Director, David Gilbert have been nominated for the KSS leadership awards. The event is an opportunity to open a discussion about working in Communities of Practice. KSS celebrate innovative and transformative project in the health and care systems. The nominations recognise the transformative work that Natalie […]

Are you a GP who refers to SMSKP?

A key aspect of moving the MSK service forwards is to support the day to day working of GPs and improve the way we support primary care with appropriate resources and education as well as improving our communication and relationships with primary care. We have a wealth of ideas and ambition which we hope to […]

Council Chairman Christian Mitchell to open new facilities at Horsham Hospital

The musculoskeletal (MSK) department at Horsham Hospital has been improved so that patients can see a wider range of specialists and be diagnosed and treated more quickly and closer to home. The service treats people with a wide range of muscle, bone and joint conditions, such as arthritis, back pain and sports injuries. 15 new […]