Update on MSK, Rheumatology and Pain Management Services

Sussex MSK Partnership East now provides a full service from referral to discharge for patients with hip, spine, knee, shoulder and elbow conditions. This means that patients will usually be referred to an Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP) specialising in their particular condition who will determine the most appropriate care pathway, which may include self-management, physiotherapy, […]

Shoulder and Elbow Clinics Launched in Crowborough, Eastbourne and Seaford Hubs

The shoulder and elbow service is the latest speciality to be launched by Sussex MSK Partnership East, the local NHS organisation responsible for treating patients with bone, joint and muscular problems, including rheumatism, arthritis and chronic pain. Clinics for hip, knee and spine conditions were launched earlier this year in Eastbourne, Seaford and Crowborough, so […]

Education Session on Referring Patients with Lower Back Pain

Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP) Matthew Carr, who specialises in spinal conditions, was invited by the Meridian Surgery in Peacehaven to give an education session on lower back pain to the GPs and practice nurses. His talk covered the taking of a subjective history, exploration of serious pathologies and making accurate and concise objective assessments. He […]

New Eastbourne Headquarters for Sussex MSK Partnership East

Sussex MSK Partnership East is now based in the centre of Eastbourne on the first floor of Ivy House in Ivy Terrace, near the library and the station. There are 27 of us working here, including the Clinical Referral Assessment Service (CRAS) and the administration and management team headed up by Managing Director, Stephen Cass […]