2022 – 2023 Annual Report

2022 – 2023 Annual Report Share this page: As we complete our eighth year, find out about what our service has achieved during 2022/23. Our annual report explores how we strive to put the patient at the heart of everything we do. Read about what we have learnt throughout the year and how we use the […]

Physiotherapy Self-Referral

Physiotherapy Self-Referral Share this page:   3 minute read Sussex MSK Partnership East (SMSKPE) offers a self-referral service for physiotherapy. This service allows patients to access physiotherapy without needing to see their GP first. The advantage to you is that we get your referral quickly, in your own words, which helps us to make the […]

Physical Activity Guidelines

Physical Activity Guidelines For Adults Share this page:   3 minute read A lot of people ask, ‘how much exercise do I need to do?’ This article will help answer that question, as we explore physical activity. We are using resources from our own ‘Healthy Hip and Knee‘ booklet, Physical Activity Guidelines from gov.uk and […]

Are You Considering A Joint Replacement?

Are You Considering A Joint Replacement? Share this page:   We worked with East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) to create this handy video about hip and knee joint replacement surgery. This six minute video focuses on the pro’s and con’s, and alternatives, of choosing surgery. The video talks you through some benefits and concerns […]

A Guide To Having Healthy Hips & Knees

A Guide To Having Healthy Hips & Knees Share this page: Sussex MSK Partnership East (SMSKPE) are excited to share our healthy hips and knees booklet, refreshed and re-released for 2023. At SMSKPE we believe that good health is about more than just the problem with your hip or knee. There are various local and […]

Accurx – Digital Communications from Sussex MSK Partnership East

Digital Communications from Sussex MSK Partnership East Share this page: Have you had a text message from ‘NHS NO REPLY’? Have you had an email from ‘no-reply.accurx7@nhs.net’? Sussex MSK Partnership East is using a digital communication tool called Accurx: Sussex MSK Partnership East is collaborating with Accurx, an NHS-approved digital provider, to make communicating with […]

Keeping Well Whilst Waiting

KEEPING WELL WHILST WAITING A guide on how to maintain physical activity and health for and after surgery. This guidebook is designed to support you whilst you are waiting for, or recovering from, surgery. This adds to our wealth of materials on this website designed to help you avoid, prepare for, recover from and understand […]

Working Together With Patients

Working Together With Patients Are you interested in sharing your story and telling us about your experiences with your Musculoskeletal (MSK) condition? Would you find it rewarding to help us identify and discuss service improvements? Would you see value in your input helping us shape new initiatives? If yes, then we would love to hear […]

Cold Feet

Cold Feet? Warm Spaces Directory Warm Spaces Directory “Warm Spaces are safe, warm, non-judgemental spaces where local people can: Sit and be warm, Study or work on your laptops (with access to Wi-fi), Have a hot drink, Be with company, Access advice OR information / signposting to advice on debt, bills, benefits and food” Lewes […]

Understanding Persistent Pain & My Pain Management Journey

Share this page:   Understanding Persistent Pain & My Pain Management Journey SMSKPE, along with input from colleagues at Connect Health and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Pain Team have put together a handbook for those living with persistent pain. This handbook is designed to help you understand and manage persistent pain. It is a […]