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Local community urged to help shape Musculoskeletal services in the Vale of York

Local health chiefs at NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation responsible for procuring the majority of health care services in the area, are reaching out to the Vale of York community to assist them in shaping and improving local Musculoskeletal (MSK) services.

Musculoskeletal covers any injury, disease or problem relating to our muscles, bones, ligaments, nerves or joints.

Dr Tim Maycock, GP lead for Primary Care at the CCG, said: “MSK services support adults with over 200 different conditions and covers individual services such as Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Chronic Pain and Physiotherapy.”

“The current local MSK service includes physiotherapy and specialist Extended Scope Practitioner clinics – there is also integration to allow direct referral to orthopaedics. The current service does not include Pain Clinic or Rheumatology services.

“We place patients at the centre of their own care and we want to create forward thinking, innovative solutions which will help to meet the needs of our patients.

“If you have previously attended the MSK service, we would like to hear from you about your experience to help us to shape how these services will look in the future.”

We have arranged a series of drop-in sessions where patients are invited to come along and tell us about your experiences:

• 19 May, 9:00-12:00 at Alcuin Room, Ground Floor, West Offices Building, Station Rise, York
• 20 May, 9:30-12:30 at Easingwold Library, Market Place, YO61 3AN
• 24 May, 9:30-13:00 at Selby Library, 52 Micklegate, Selby, YO8 4EQ
• 25 May, 10:00-13:00 at Kirkbymoorside Library, 7 High Marketplace, YO62 6AZ
• 26 May, 8:30-12:00 Pocklington Arts Centre, 22-24 Market Place, Pocklington, YO42 2AR

You can also fill in a short, online survey at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/mskservicesmay2016

For more information or to request a hard copy of the survey please visit www.valeofyorkccg.nhs.uk

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