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VIRTUAL – Spinal Masqueraders – MSK FCPs

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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This fully funded course is designed for those working in Advanced Practitioner roles, First Contact Practitioner roles or those interested in progression into these fields.

Registration:  8.30 am

The MACP present the highly regarded Spinal Masqueraders Study Day. This one day interactive course is designed to enhance awareness and clinical reasoning in the management of the 5 most common spinal masqueraders seen in physiotherapy practice.

– Spinal   Metastasis   – Tuberculosis   – Pancoast Tumor    – Ependymoma     – Myeloma

Content is designed to develop delegates’ clinical reasoning skills and to maximize the integration of newly acquired knowledge into everyday clinical practice.


Laura Finucane: Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Sussex MSK Partnership

Christopher Mercer: Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust




February 4
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Bucks Training Hub


Virtual – Zoom
  • Pre course questionnaire

    Training Evaluation:

    For Healthcare Professionals HEE TV MSK FCP

  • 2. Please rate your knowledge/confidence level prior to the course/training in this area

    1 not confident to 5 extremely confident

  • Person Centred Approaches

  • Assessment, Investigations and Diagnosis

  • Conditions Management, Interactions and Prevention

  • Service and Professional Development

  • AHP MSK FCP Development Funding 2020

    Expression of Interest

  • The following criteria will be used for selection:

    • Demonstration of commitment to the ICS strategic objectives and AHP workforce development
    • Support from your practice/ employer/organisation/partnership
    • The content of the EOI application
    • Inclusion criteria
      • Eligibility criteria
      • Applications will need brief statement (approximately 500 words) of current and previous MSK experience, aspirations, learning objectives and identify onward educational training needs identified. All need to have completed or started the MSK Competency for primary care on e-learning for health and all need to identify where they currently work.
      • Tier 1 Existing FCPs and in recruitment process FCPs
      • In MSK FCP Development posts
      • Minimum 5 years specific MSK Clinically
      • Tier 2 Interested in development posts
      • Minimum 5 years specific MSK Clinically
      • Tier 3 Fragility clinicians – recognised AHPs with a specialist interest in MSK for longer than 5 years (decided on by the steering group)
      • All candidates will be expected to participate in a pre, post and 6/12 questionnaire

  • **Please note the application is a vital part of our selection process, please make every effort to complete fully and with consideration.

    Selection will be carried out by a steering group of representatives from across each of the ICS and HEE in 2020.


    In order for your application to be approved you are expected to:

    • Commit to all the elements of the MSK FCP programme
    • Completing short progress reports and a final overall report on the programme of choice.

    If your application is successful HEE will link with your employer.

    Places will be offered formally in early April 2021

    By completing this EOI form you are agreeing to the T and C’s above.

    Thank you for completing this form