We would like to share a selection of patient stories and experience with Sussex MSK Partnership East.
Edward Wolfe, 65, is a retired builder who lives in Eastbourne. For the past 10 years he has been troubled with a painful hip caused by osteoarthritis. He used to be very active, doing a physical job and walking and cycling in his spare time. But as time went on he has been able to do less and less and eventually had to retire from his work. About five years ago Mr Wolfe was offered a hip replacement but felt that he would prefer to try and manage the pain and keep active. His GP supported his decision to self-manage and agreed that they would regularly review how he was coping. Read more here:
Stephen Rigby, 51, is a Company Director who lives near Lewes. He tells us how he avoided having major surgery on his back by following treatments and a simple fitness and strengthening regime. Read more here:
Scott Hunt, 48, from Hellingly has suffered with chronic back pain for all his adult life. Treatment over the years has included everything from surgery to physiotherapy. Recently he was referred by Sussex MSK Partnership East to a Pain Management Programme, which has significantly helped him to take control of his pain. Read more here:
One of the first patients to be seen at the new clinic in Peacehaven was Tony Poore from Peacehaven who works as an electrician and is a keen golf player. He had been suffering with aggressive pain in his knee and was referred by his GP to the MSK service. Read more here:
Margaret Stirmey is an active 67 year old grandmother living in Eastbourne. After a long history of hip pain, Margaret was referred through Sussex MSK Partnership East to see Extended Scope Practitioner, Matt Daly, at his clinic in Eastbourne. Here she talks about her experience of the Sussex MSK Partnership East service. Read more here:
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Patient Director’s Report September 2017
This report outlines what patients in SMSKPE have been telling us and what we have been doing as a result.