Musculoskeletal Problems

Self management resources

for musculoskeletal




new library of self management resources is now available for people

with musculoskeletal (MSK) problems. You can find this information in a

variety of places.

Web at: On the site there is access to

advice on common MSK problems and some simple exercises. The

information can also be printed by people with MSK problems or

for people they know, on one piece of paper via the links on the right

side of each problem page*.

Digital TV via the NHS 24 Digital TV Channel**

Our new MSK App. Avaialble now (see over for more information)

All of the information has been produced with input from patient groups,

a multi disciplinary expert panel, NHS inform and The Plain English


All callers to the MSK National Advice & Triage Service pilot are being

referred to this information, but it is hoped that this information will

now be used by all boards with all MSK patients at first contact and

referred to during any intervention. This will mean consistent and

quality assured self management information is available to all.

*The most up to date versions of this information will always be online.

** Freesat and SKY customers: Community Channel 539. Virgin Media customers: 'Home'

button then

' Interactive'

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NHS24 MSK help

The new MSK app is available free from the iTunes App Store and at the Play Store

for Android devices.

Download it today and recommend to anybody with a muscle, back or joint

problem. Good to share with GP colleagues.

MSK Section


Find information to help manage

muscle, back and joint problems


Set reminders and keep a log of



Work Section


Advice and links to quality assured

information for people of a working age

and managers


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