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East Midlands Right Care Musculoskeletal and Pain Management “Planning Lab”

June 1st 2011

The East Midlands Right Care team held a Musculoskeletal and Pain Management “Planning Lab” which was co-facilitated by Bazian and sponsored by the East Midlands SHA on 10th May. The all day “planning lab” brought together commissioners, service managers and clinicians to increase understanding of variations in practice and discuss manageable steps to address them. The day focused on reviewing the pathways within musculoskeletal (MSK) services, with delegates divided into workshops to focus on specific MSK pathways: joint replacements, back pain, chronic pain and surgical procedures for the wrists or hands.

It was a busy, but very productive day and we would like to thank our colleagues at East Midlands Right Care, the external speakers and the clinicians and commissioners who made the day a success.

Right Care is one of the thirteen workstreams within the Department of Health’s Quality, Improvement, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) programme. It addresses variation in practice, and in particular unwarranted variation, in order to increase the value and improve the quality of healthcare. The Bazian team have been working within the East Midlands since March 2008, providing evidence-based analyses and reviews of clinical pathways.