Posts Categorized: MSK Reform

MSK Reform #4 Aspiring to Clinical Excellence

DEFINING EXCELLENCE  MSKR propose that Clinical Excellence is delivered by clinicians who value:  Patient-centred care  – patient needs, goals and outcomes central to care  Uninterrupted time to articulate story and work with them to identify meaningful, personal goals  Embrace complexity, all aspects of care in patient’s best interest  Options clarified and decisions reasoned  A holistic biopsychosocial model  – holistic, all-encompassing recognises and values all possible contributing variable in line with Clinical Excellence  Communication skills  – collaborative but persuasive  Identify common ground, communicate coherent, scientifically robust route to patient goals  Empowerment  Continue Reading »

MSK Reform #3 Reforming Clinical Education

This is the third article in a series looking at the proposals of MSK Reform from an osteopathic perspective. The education work I do is as a visiting post-graduate lecturer so my insights on this section are limited. I’d be pleased to hear the thoughts of any with more insight into the application of these proposals in an osteopathic context. MSKR propose a clinical education online learning resource to support clinical educators offering MSK placements.  In osteopathy not all clinical educators have teaching qualifications and some may not be applying Continue Reading »

MSK Reform #2 Reforming Clinical Governance

REFORMING CLINICAL GOVERNANCE  This is the second in a series looking at the proposals of MSK Reform and applying them in an osteopathic context. The first article is available here.  Clinical governance is the means by which healthcare “continuously builds quality of services and safeguards high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish.”  There needs to be a synergy between bottom up and top down aspirations for improvement.  The reforms aim to provide assurance that:  MSK services in the UK are continuously Continue Reading »

MSK Reform for Osteopaths

Reforming our relationship with Evidence MSK Reform (www.mskreform.org.uk) is a movement which has recently published their manifesto. It is the culmination of 2 years of collaboration recognising that MSK is a huge area of healthcare spending and work days lost, and that there is a need to reform MSK practice to improve patient care. There needs to be more consistency of care, more preventative work and professions working together to improve MSK care in the UK. This project emphasises joined up working between healthcare professions striving for MSK reform. In Continue Reading »