Free Community Wellbeing Events launched in High Weald, Lewes and Havens

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is introducing ‘Community Wellbeing Events’ which will run on a monthly basis across the High Weald, Lewes and Havens areas in East Sussex. The events are for local people to find out about support services that are available where they live. These include NHS groups, voluntary services, hobby and interest […]

Local provision for people with pain conditions is changing

Sussex MSK Partnership East (SMSKPE) is the local NHS service for patients with musculoskeletal (MSK), Rheumatology and chronic pain conditions. We help people with diseases, injuries and pain relating to muscles, bones and joints. We are in the process of improving pain management services in EHS and HWLH CCGs What we offer now • Single […]

Patient Experience: Tony Pammen

Tony Pammen, 50, is a welder who works all over the world. In his early 20’s while training for jujitsu he noticed pain in his lower back. This continued to get worse, ranging from a dull ache, to not being able to move. He was prescribed medication to help with the pain. “For years, the […]

Five Tips for Managing Foot Pain or Discomfort When Cycling

Graeme Hadlow is a past age group national duathlon champion, time trialist and third cat road racer. He has a special interest in cycling biomechanics and is currently working as a Podiatrist and Extended Scope Practitioner (Foot & Ankle) for Sussex MSK Partnership East. He advises the following tips to optimise cycling biomechanics. Always stop […]

Anyone for Tennis?

Tennis is a great way to keep active and can be played by people of all ages.  But if it’s been a while since you last picked up a racquet, Steve Daly, Extended Scope Practitioner, has a few tips to help you enjoy your new found hobby without hurting yourself. Warm up and start off […]

Introducing the Patient Care Advisor Team

Patient Care Advisors play a vital part in the service offered by Sussex MSK Partnership East (SMSKPE). They are the point of contact for patients and are available to speak to from 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Case Study: Dog Walker Suffers From Foot Pain

Peta Banks is an active 66-year-old who walks her 10 pedigree toy poodles for up to two hours a day. Peta, who is retired, began suffering with pain in her foot and this continued for a few months. With a swollen ankle and a neighbour commenting on her hobbling around the garden, she knew something […]

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week – Early Diagnosis Advice

Sussex MSK Partnership East is using National Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week (June 13-19) to highlight the importance of getting the condition diagnosed as early as possible. Rheumatoid Arthritis is a long term condition which if left untreated can lead to permanent disability. However, thanks to medical advances, the outlook for people diagnosed today is improving […]