Musculoskeletal Clinical Fellows
We would like to introduce an exciting new opportunity to participate in the developing work and thinking related to First Contact Musculoskeletal (MSK) Practitioners in Primary Care. Health Education England (HEE), via the local training hubs (CEPNs), from suitably qualified individuals to work together to support this initiative.
The roles are supporting the development of First Contact MSK Practitioners in Primary Care; this is now a priority for HEE and Primary Care. Various pilots in England and full implementation in other parts of the UK have demonstrated that enabling such a service is well-received by patients, safe, clinically and cost effective. HEE are now committed to enabling full roll out of a First Contact MSK Practitioners in Primary Care and has commissioned work to enable this to occur at scale and pace.
There are a number of key objectives in the development of First Contact MSK Practitioners in Primary Care. In addition to developing an MSK network and identifying areas of established and good practice, it will be important to establish how core threshold competencies, that are currently being written, could be applied in practice and how those practitioners working in or seeking to work primary care could be supported. This work will help HEE will to identify learning needs specific to practitioners working in these roles.
An important delivery element of the GP Forward View is the development of HEE supported training hubs working with local primary care employers on new models of care. Bucks Training Hub will be working on similar initiatives and will be usefully placed to work closely with the MSK practitioner on scoping out a service, providing support and connecting them with key stakeholders
Marie-Clare Wadley is currently working through the Bucks Training hub as the MSK Fellow across Bucks and Oxford. She has created a collaboration space for MSK FCP clinicians in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire to use for referencing documentation, sharing ideas and networking. This is a safe space to come together and share practice around BOB.
Please register on the Models of Care Portal using the following link