Gloucestershire clinical MSK group wins joint working award

A musculoskeletal (MSK) clinical programme group, which includes physios, has been recognised for its excellent cross-organisation work with Gloucestershire’s health and social care community. 


The award winning musculoskeletal clinical programme group

Carl Davies, physio and transformational programme manager, leads the group that triumphed in the Together we achieve category of the Gloucestershire Health and Social Care Awards 2016. They received their award during a ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral, last month.

The award was in recognition of their work to establish a shared vision of an integrated MSK model across multiple organisations, including Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Opportunity for physiotherapists

Mr Davies told Frontline: ‘The programme has been huge and extremely ambitious and I’ve been lucky to work with a large group of such dedicated and hardworking clinicians and managers, including GPs, consultants from orthopaedics, rheumatology, pain and public health, along with physiotherapists both in core services and advanced practice.

‘Gloucestershire is lucky to have some extremely strong and positive leaders in its physiotherapy services. We now have a fantastic opportunity to deliver something special and that is thanks, in part, to the great work that has been proactively driven by local physiotherapy services.’

‘Although we've delivered a lot to date, the really exciting, truly transformational change happens in the coming phases and sees huge opportunity for physiotherapists to play key roles in delivering a model that truly puts the patient at the centre and ensures right person, right place, right time.’

Author: Robert Millett

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