Your Views Are Needed: Musculoskeletal (MSK) and related services (including physiotherapy and Myalg

Please see the below information from NHS Chorley and South Ribble and NHS Greater Preston CCGs. Musculoskeletal (MSK) and related conditions such as Myalgic Encephalopathy/ Chronic fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) are a major cause of pain, ill health and disability. In Chorley, South Ribble and Greater Preston, we currently commission these services through a variety of providers. An ongoing review of the current services and patient feedback has highlighted that the current delivery model can be complicated, disjointed and lengthy often requiring multiple handovers between different providers. The CCGs intend to streamline and improve the quality of patient journeys, improve patient experience and provide equitable services across Chorley, South Ribble and Preston, whilst empowering and supporting people to self-manage their own health as much as possible. As CCGs we have a responsibility to commission the best quality care for all patients across our localities and with this in mind, we intend to buy a fully integrated service to deliver effective diagnosis, treatment and management of both short and longer term MSK and related conditions. The new service will be launched in November 2017. This is your opportunity to have your say and get involved, to help us shape a new integrated service. Please complete our online survey available via the following link: to tell us your thoughts about the current services we offer and what you feel would help improve your experiences. Please let us know if you would like a hard copy of the survey by calling the engagement team on 01772 214605, or emailing us at Thank you in advance for your time, we value your views as a service user, carer and/or member of the public as we work to improve the quality of the services we provide. You will find more information about future engagement opportunities on the CCG websites:


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