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What is a Musculoskeletal ('MSK') Matters Bulletin? 

Since 2009, the Treatment Institute has been working in collaboration with to produce a 'bulletin' which focusses on different aspects of muscuskeletal problems in primary care, with the aim to inform General Practitioners, Primary Care team, Teachers, Policy Makers and Patients about MSK problems in practice.  

Below you will find downloadable versions of all of our previous bulletins. If you would like to receieve either a digital or hard copy of the Bulletin, then please ensure that you sign up to our mailing list. 

Where do we get our data from? 

Data sources for each bulletin include;

  • The Consultations in Primary Care Archive (CiPCA); a high quality general practice consultation database containing consultation information from 14 practices from the Keele GP Treatment Partnership
  • Epidemiological studies, including prospective cohort studies, and trials from the Keele Treatment Centre
  • External research studies

Bulletin 14: Hand Osteoarthritis (December 2017)

Bulletin 13: The neglected joints: feet

Bulletin 12: Living well with chronic pain in later life (October 2016)

11: A New Look at Pain (April 2016)

10: In sickness and in health: shared risk factors for musculoskeletal consultations in couples (November 2015)

9: Electronic templates and the management of patients with low back pain (July 2015)

8: Diagnosis and Management of Gout (November 2014)

7: How do we translate evidence into practice?

6: Trends in GP Pain Medication Prescribing (May 2013)

6: Supporting Return to Work (June 2012)

4: The Management of Knee Pain (March 2011)

3: Patient Experiences (November 2010)

2: Consultations for Selected Diagnoses and Regional Problems (March 2010)

1: What do General Practitioners See? - Different ages, different problems (October 2009)