Despite a change in legal COVID-19 restrictions, we kindly ask that you continue to wear a face covering and observe social distancing when visiting us.To enable us to safely restart more clinics, we are risk assessing all referrals as well as screening all patients on booking and upon arrival to clinic to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection transmission and to keep the most vulnerable safe. When your appointment is booked you will be advised whether this will be a telephone, video or face to face consultation. If you are required to visit one of our sites, to help ensure we remain COVID–19 free and in line with government advice, patients are required to wear their own non-medical face covering when attending. This can be a mask, scarf or any other fabric face covering that covers your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. If you are unable to provide a face covering you will be given a face mask on arrival. We will continue to offer telephone and video consultations for patients who are high risk and for those who prefer to not travel to clinic at this time. Thank you for your continued understanding while we adapt to new ways of working during this challenging time.
At Practice Plus Group MSK, Buckinghamshire we work from seven locations in existing health centres and hospitals across the county, so there’s sure to be a service location near you.
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High quality care
At Practice Plus Group MSK, Buckinghamshire we believe in providing community-based care wherever it is clinically safe and achievable, and that patients should be seen by the right person, in the right place at the right time.
We provide flexible MSK services tailored to the needs of local people across Buckinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
Creating quality through innovation
We use innovative approaches to cut waiting times for patients and reduce costs for commissioners, all while improving the quality of our service. Below are a few examples of how we’re doing this in our MSK services across England:
- For all MSK conditions we use an electronic referral process and a standard referral template that captures all the patient’s information in one place. All referral documents are scanned and uploaded to a central system to support clinical triage.
- We have developed a physiotherapy app for smartphone and iPad, called Pocket Physio, which provides patients with helpful pre-and post-surgical exercises to promote their recovery.
- Predictive triage guidelines, as well as support from designated consultant leads, enable us to accurately schedule patients for clinics when the appropriate staff, facilities and/or diagnostics are available, saving them repeat visits.
Adding value to patients and commissioners
- Our ‘one stop’ approach reduces follow-ups, reducing the average cost of the pathway by 20%
- At our ‘single point of access’ Buckinghamshire MSK service:
- The secondary care conversion rates have been improved from 30% to 75%, so there are fewer unnecessary first appointments
- Similarly, 70% of those patients where the GP had indicated the patient should be assessed in secondary care were managed and discharged successfully from the community service; just 30% were subsequently referred on as per the original request
- This has achieved a huge reduction in waiting lists, from 16 weeks to under 4
- Commissioners in Lincolnshire have reported that our MSK service there has been successful in:
- Deflecting 80% of patients away from orthopaedics and secondary care, reducing pressures on wait times at the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
- Highlighting the need for patients requiring a course of physiotherapy within this CCG – 44%
- Discharging 24% of patients back to the GPs with no need for any further intervention
GRASP, or “Getting it Right: Addressing Shoulder Pain”, is a national healthcare trial looking for the best ways to treat shoulder pain in people with a rotator cuff disorder. The aim of the trial is to recruit 704 men and women from across the UK with a rotator cuff problem and have them follow commonly used treatments to help guide and inform national guidelines for shoulder pain. The results of the trial will be available in August 2020.At Practice Plus Group MSK, Buckinghamshire we believe it is essential to participate in national studies and offer the most evidence based approach to our patients. The trial was huge learning experience for our physiotherapists. We recruited 14 participants for the GRASP trial, and eagerly await the results.