MSK Clinical Support Tools

Cutting clinical variation and improving patient care.

Clinical expertise

Connect Health has developed a unique set of clinical support tools covering the top 10 most common conditions in order to deliver and measure the most clinically effective care.

"It's great being able to reassure the patient from the outset that they are receiving the right treatment."

Sue Campbell, Senior Physiotherapist, who developed the lateral epicondylitis guideline

The problem

Clinical Variation

Clinical supervision is subjective and limited monitoring Clinical supervision has been proven to promote a healthy culture for development, improve competence of staff and reduce clinician stress and sickness rates, but NOT been proven to address variation in practice.

Patients should have equity of access to care across the UK regardless of where the live
Patients who live in areas of deprivation are much less likely to have a knee or hip replacement than from affluent population areas.*

Information overload

7,000 good quality MSK Randomised Control Trails are produced per YEAR in English alone
It takes 17 years to translate evidence based practice into routline clinical practice and National Clinical Guidelines produce updates every 3 years

If you read one article per day, you'd be 20 years behind, so we neede to close this gap and help our clinicians have evidence at finger tips.

10/10 Traffic light system - covering what to do and what not to do

Below is an example 10/10 support tool for low back pain +/- radiculopathy

  • TENS, Traction, Supports, Electrotherapy, Acupuncture
  • Massage/manual therapy, Yoga, Psychological treatment combined with physiological
  • Lifestyle advice, Pharmacological treatment, Physical therapy/exercise programmes, Nerve root injection (after 6 weeks if severe)
* access-planned-surgery