MSK Knowledge Hub needs ongoing input from physiotherapists

A new website aimed at healthcare professionals who support people with musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions has been launched.


The CSP is encouraging members to contribute to the hub

The MSK Knowledge Hub was set up by the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance and NHS England. It is designed to improve MSK services by channelling valuable information and experience to the right people.

The hub incorporates an interactive MSK forum to enable people to discuss and share views.

Clinical topics already on the hub cover back pain, fragility fractures, osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. It has cross-cutting sections for prevention, self-management and commissioning. Physiotherapy has a dedicated section.

One example of the content is a ‘state of MSK health 2018’ resource. The site says this contains the ‘best available data’ on the prevalence, risk factors, comorbidities and impact of MSK conditions in the UK. The aim is that the reader ‘can understand more about the number of people living with and affected by these conditions’.

To contribute to the hub, it is necessary to register with the site and then click its ‘add a resource’ button.

CSP professional adviser Jenny Nissler said: ‘This is a multi-professional, shared resource and is fully searchable. But it will work best as living, online forum if physiotherapists – and other health professionals – continue to contribute to it.

‘The CSP has already contributed to the hub and encourages members to do so too.’

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