Moving Forward – How to commission evidence-based MSK pathways: South

Connect Health and the Faculty of Health Social Care and Education (FHSCE), Kingston University and St George’s University of London, launch the southern event of the series.

6 November 2019


Connect Health and the Faculty of Health Social Care and Education (FHSCE), Kingston University and St George’s University of London, launch the southern event of the series.

This event is by invitation only. The Terms and Conditions of attendance state that each delegate registration will be reviewed by a member of the Connect Health event team.


As a service to the NHS, FHSCE and Connect Health have created an event to help CCGs and NHS professionals:

• Understand the changing commissioning landscape and the impact of Primary Care Networks and Integrated Care Systems on the prevention agenda

• Debate the challenges of developing MSK services to meet the needs of patients and taxpayers

• Hear about potential solutions experienced and outlined by CCGs who have done it

• Network with other CCGs and health professionals, to share problems and solutions

There are 17.8 million people in the UK living with an MSK condition – more than one in every four people. The impact of MSK conditions is often underestimated, but they are the single biggest cause of disability in the UK, and often have profound personal and societal implications.

There are many events that describe the physiotherapy evidence base and others that focus on best practice. This event brings the two together giving you the very best in how to commission evidence-based MSK pathways.

This event is intended to support NHS organisations to plan and deliver appropriate and effective musculoskeletal (MSK) services to their local population.


Programme includes keynotes from:

• Dr Ian Bernstein, Clinical Lead for MSK Transformation, NW London Health and Care Partnership Musculoskeletal Physician, Connect Health – Understanding Musculoskeletal Health and Primary Care Networks

 Prof David Beard, Professor of Musculoskeletal and Surgical Science, Nuffield Dept of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford – Moving Forward with MSK evidence; learning from the CSAW trial and others

Dr Jon Hykin, Clinical MSK Lead, Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group – Lessons learnt in Commissioning and Transforming MSK Services

View Dr Hykin’s presentation here


Dr Tom Aslan, Clinical Director of North Camden PCN, Camden Clinical Commissioning Group – The Camden experience of implementing an Integrated MSK Pathway

View Dr Aslan’s presentation here


• Danielle Chulan, Deputy Director of NHS Services, Connect Health – Utilisation of data to embed and evidence quality – commissioning for quality overactivity. Prevention in action – Introducing the Pain Revolution

View Danielle Chulan’s presentation here


• Richard Pell, Head of NHS Service Development, Connect Health – Pain: Do You Get It? A primary prevention approach to persistent pain

View Richard Pell’s presentation here


• Pete Moore, UK Pain Champion. Educator, author and broadcaster of the Pain Toolkit – Patient with lived experience

View Pete Moore’s presentation here


• Helen Liddell, Consultant Pharmacist, Connect Health – Medicines optimisation and opioid reduction pathways 

View Helen Liddell’s presentation here


• Matt Zasada and Dave Rees, Senior Lecturers in Rehabilitation Sciences, FHSCE, Kingston University and St George’s University of London – Evidence-led MSK workforce planning and self-care and self-management approaches

View Matt Zasada & Dave Rees’ presentation here

When: 09.30 – 17.00, 6th November 2019

Where: London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London E20 2ST