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Core skills in musculoskeletal care workshops

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This year, to support the continuing professional development of the musculoskeletal workforce we have partnered with two organisations Cogora and Red Whale to launch two new training opportunities.

Core Skills in Musculoskeletal Care

Core Skills in Musculoskeletal Care is an interactive, practical workshop aimed primarily at GPs or frontline healthcare professionals who see people with musculoskeletal conditions. The hands on one-day workshops are for small groups of around 12 to 15 delegates. The aim of the Core Skills workshop is to ‘get the basics right’. It focuses on the most common musculoskeletal conditions seen in primary care, and aims to equip practitioners with the skills and confidence to diagnose and manage these patients effectively.

The workshop is structured to focus on three core areas: spine, lower limb and upper limb. In each of these sessions small groups of participants are taken through hints and tips on history taking and given a demonstration of key examination skills, as well as provided with the opportunity to practice these. Groups then discuss suitable treatment and management plans for case studies, and are able to share experiences from practice.

Arthritis Research UK commissioned Cogora as the delivery partner to ensure efficient event management and quality assurance of the Core Skills in Musculoskeletal workshops. Cogora are the organisation behind PULSE, so work extensively with GPs across the UK, producing and delivering education and training and have an extensive network of 220,000 healthcare professionals.

Express your interest for the workshops.


MSK and Chronic Pain

MSK and Chronic pain courses delivered by Red Whale is a large lecture style training event with around 250 delegates per session. The day is designed for all GPs and nurses who want to build on their existing MSK knowledge and develop further skills in managing more complex MSK patients; specifically, those who present with chronic and persistent pain.

The content of the day focusses on understanding the biopsychosocial aspects of complex and chronic MSK conditions and explores appropriate management strategies. The GP trainers take delegates through the latest evidence and guidance on the MSK conditions and persistent pain and contextualises this into a framework to help manage these conditions.

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For more information, go to www.arthritisresearchuk.org.
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