Don’t let that New Year’s resolution lapse

Like many of us you may have promised yourself this year you were going to be kinder to yourself by getting healthy.  In order to support you, we have helped by collecting a number of different resources in one place for you. Why is this important for MSK? If you have a musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, you […]

Improving Patient information

We are currently working on a number of changes to our website to make it more accessible. We have begun by updating our patient information leaflets on each of our pathway sites (see below).  These are now listed in alphabetical order and in a way which is ‘text to speech’ friendly. If you would like […]

Before attending your appointment

You might have some questions about your appointment or what to expect when you are seen in our service.  In order to help you prepare, w have gathered together some frequently asked questions here If you have a question you would like us to include then please do get in touch

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 […]

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.  […]