Rhuematology waiting times

Due to  recent staff capacity issues within the secondary care rheumatology arm of the service there has been an increase in routine appointment waiting times.  All vacant posts are being actively recruited to within the Trusts. Urgent referrals continue to be prioritised as per our pathway guidelines and will be seen in a timely manner. […]

How is the snow affecting our service?

Due to the inclement weather, a number of our clinics have had to be cancelled as staff are unable to travel into work.  We are attempting to contact patients directly where possible if their appointment is affected.  Currently our known cancellations are: Thursday 1st March: Georgi Dalusio-King – The Vale, Haywards Heath Sam Rajaratnam – […]

Self-referral for hand and wrist physiotherapy in Sussex

Following the successful introduction of self-referral for Physiotherapy in Horsham and Crawley last year we are pleased to be introducing self-referral for Hand and Wrist conditions in Horsham, Crawley and some Brighton practices. Find out how to refer yourself for hand and wrist physiotherapy This means you can now access self-referral at any time of […]

Self-Referral Quality Improvement Winners 2017

We would like to offer a huge congratulations to our Horsham and Crawley Physio team for winning the SCFT Quality Improvement Award 2017 for the successful rollout of physiotherapy self-referral. This award is so well deserved and reflects the huge amount of effort and team work that went into delivering this. Feedback from patients and GPs […]

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.  […]