New clinic for muscle, bone and joint conditions opens in Hailsham

A new clinic has been set up at Quintin Medical Centre in Hailsham by Sussex MSK Partnership East, the local NHS service for patients with bone, joint and muscular problems. Patients have a 30 minute appointment with a specialist clinician known as an Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP). ESPs are physiotherapists who have advanced knowledge of […]

Sussex MSK Partnership East Appoints New Clinical Director

Dr Ragnar Ingvarsson, Consultant Rheumatologist, has been appointed as Sussex MSK Partnership East’s Interim Clinical Director. Ragnar’s role is to provide clinical support and direction to the Partnership’s clinicians and administrative staff. Speaking about his appointment Ragnar said: “This is a real opportunity to develop new ways for clinicians in the local health community to […]

Sussex MSK Partnership East Employee Raises £400 for Heads On Charity

Sussex MSK Partnership East employee Jo Dorrill took on the challenge of the Brighton half marathon last weekend, (February 28th) raising over £400.00 for the mental health charity, Heads On. Heads On helps people with mental health problems to feel supported, to stay active and to be more involved in their communities. Jo, Corporate Office […]

New Leader For Sussex MSK Partnership East

Sussex MSK Partnership East has appointed Geoff Bailey to the role of Managing Director.  He takes over the reins from Interim Managing Director, Stephen Cass. Geoff has 30 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, most recently with Nuffield Health where he headed up its Brighton Hospital.  He was previously based in Berlin as Head of […]

Introduction of PROMs and PREMs to Measure Patient Experience and Outcomes

We have recently started measuring patient experience and outcomes (PROMs and PREMs) to help us evaluate the effectiveness of our service from the patient’s perspective. For the PROMs, we are using the new Arthritis Research UK Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire.  Our experience will contribute to the joint NHS England/Arthritis Research UK trial. Once patients have been […]