Musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine deals with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the muscles and bones and the impact of these conditions upon everyday life. There are over 200 musculoskeletal conditions including common ailments such as neck and back pain in addition to discomfort in muscles and joints. Specific conditions may include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatic pain, tennis elbow, repetitive strain injuries and sports injuries to name but a few.
Healthwatch Birmingham is carrying out a survey to help understand the levels and types of caring that people in Birmingham do for friends, family members and neighbours. For more information see their website. http://healthwatchbirmingham.co.uk/news/healthwatch-birmingham-2014-carers-survey-i-care-for-someone/
Click here to view an article on the HSJ website about customer care at the CCG.
CCGs across Birmingham, including Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, are launching the new Primary Care Mental Health Strategy for Birmingham and are running three public consultation events.