Launch of Patient Partner Pioneers

Sussex MSK Partnership East’s (SMSKPE) Patient Forums are now well established and held regularly around the SMSKPE area. With more than 250 attendees to date and many thousands of patient reported experience measures (PREMS) questionnaires returned, we are reaching a high level of patient consultation. In this third year of the service, we are aiming […]

Tempted by tennis?

With Eastbourne and Wimbledon tennis tournaments just around the corner, more people will be tempted to pick up a racquet to get fit. It’s a great exercise for all ages, but if you’ve never played, or it’s been a while since you last played, Steve Daly, Extended Scope Practitioner, has provided some tips to help […]

More support needed for unpaid carers

Carers’ Week is taking place June 12-18 to highlight the role of the estimated seven million carers in the UK. The aim is to help communities and organisations offer support to carers. Care for the Carers provides support for carers in East Sussex. Strategic Partnerships Manager, Teresa Flower, said: “A carer is anyone who cares, […]

Celebrating the role of carers

Here at Sussex MSK Partnership East, we have excellent links with Care for the Carers and have invited representatives to visit our offices and meet our staff. If you are a carer, you may be interested in becoming involved with Carers’ Week, which is taking place between June 12 – 18. It’s estimated that there […]

Patient story – How exercise saved me from surgery

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. “I’d been having spells of back pain since before last summer (2016).  Although I’ve played a lot of sports throughout my life, […]

Patient story – How I made the decision to have surgery

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 […]

Carers’ Forum

If you or someone you know is a carer, don’t miss the Carers’ Forum on Thursday 11th May at The Kings Centre, Eastbourne. Visit http://sussexmskpartnershipeast.co.uk/carers-forum/ for more information or call 01323 738390.

Walk to Work Day – Friday, April 7

It’s estimated that around a third of adults don’t get enough exercise and if you do a sedentary job, then it’s not always easy to incorporate activity into your routine. Lifestyles that revolve around days spent at a desk and evenings slumped on the couch are causing all kinds of health problems, including musculoskeletal conditions. […]

Arthritis Action Group welcomes Patient Director

People living with arthritis learnt more about how the NHS can help them during a talk from Sussex MSK Partnership East’s (SMSKPE) Patient Director. Anne Sabine discussed the services offered by SMSKPE, which is the local NHS organisation for muscle, bone and joint conditions. Anne said: “It’s important to raise awareness of what SMSKPE does […]

Is pain stopping you from loving your bed?

March is National Bed Month – and who doesn’t love a good night’s sleep? But for people who are in constant pain, an undisturbed night is just a dream. Most people spend an average of a third of their lives in bed – and for those suffering an illness or injury it can be much […]