The Sussex MSK Partnership is made up of the following partners:
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
We are a unique local, trusted, non for profit integrated partnership. We bring together primary care, expert musculoskeletal intermediate and specialist care, community and mental health and wellbeing clinicians to deliver all elements of the service. We are committed to delivering:
Quality outcomes through shared decision making
Transformation through local partnerships
Excellence through shared values
Integration through system leadership
Visions & Values?
Sussex MSK Partnership will transform MSK services across Sussex putting patients in control of their health care journeys and delivering care that is tailored to their needs.
Our service will be joined up, where shared decision making is paramount and our integrated clinical pathways are patient and carer focused.
We are unyielding in the pursuit of quality.
Honesty, trust and integrity
Listening, collaborate and always learning
Creativity and innovation
Respect, caring and compassionate
Deliver on what we say we will do
Always look to innovate and transform
Speak with candour and courage - support each other but also challenge and seek to understand
Seek solutions and learn from mistakes
Represent the Partnership not self
It is helpful to be aware that your colleagues may be employed by a different partner organisation than you – for example an SCFT Receptionist may work alongside a Here employed AP.
Because of this parts of your induction and HR processes may be different to some of your colleagues. However, you are all part of the Sussex MSK Partnership and are working together in accordance with the visions and values of the service.
Pathway Operational Managers (POMs)
Oversees operational processes for each pathway in each site.
Foot & Ankle: Tim Price
Hip & Knee: Sami Dawes
Spine: Chloe Chell
Upper Limb: Bonnie Bradford
Pain & Rheumatology: Natalie Godfrey
Senior Patient Care Advisers (SPCAs)
Manages a team of PCAs within each pathway/clinic location.
Patient Care Advisors (PCAs)
Contacts patients to arrange appointments, write letters, and process admin outcomes from appointments & queries.
Oversees clinical processes, learning, & development for each pathway.
Foot & Ankle: TBA
Hip & Knee: TBA
Shoulder & Elbow: TBA
Hand & Wrist: TBA
Pain & Rheumatology: TBA
First Contact Practitioners - Advanced Practitioners in GP Practices (8a)
Advanced Practitioners (8a)
Podiatric Surgeons (8a)
FCP & AP Trainees (B7)
Occupational Therapists (B5-7)
Learning & Development
Identify the development needs of individuals and teams and support the implementation of training and process change.
Project Management Team
Works on MSK projects including co-locations, redesigns, patient questionnaires and other projects to improve the service.
Learning & Development Team (L&D)
Identify the development needs of individuals and teams and support the implementation of training and process change
Includes the HR and finance functions for Here employed staff
This map represents the geography covered by SMSKP Central (Yellow) and our partners SMSKP East (Green).
Brighton Diagnostic and Treatment Centre (AMEX)
Brighton General Hospital (BGH)
Beaconsfield Medical Practice
County Oak Medical Centre
Radius Health Care (County Cricket Ground)
Saltdean and Rottingdean Medical Centre
The Vale is one of our offices and the main clinic in our Mid Sussex area. Based within a GP surgery.
There are 8 clinic rooms where we run Consultant and ESP clinics.
There is a small admin team who works from within the Vale
Centre Manager: Gracjana Dziok
Sidney West is where all of our Podiatric appointments and surgeries take place.
Centre Manager: Tracey Coglan
Crawley Hospital is the location of the admin team for Crawley and Horsham.
We currently have MSK ICATS and Physiotherapy clinics running from Crawley.
SPCAs: Theresa Davies & Fiona Jenkins
Horsham has MSK ICATS and Physiotherapy clinics.
SPCA: Yvonne Townsend
Our service is broken down into the four elements of care. The elements are highlighted below:
Self-Care and Supported Self-Management
Primary Care (GPs, Pharmacies)
Community Based Specialist MSK Care
In 2016 the SMSKP decided to split the admin team into the relevant clinical pathways.
This assists with the day to day running of the service and means that when patients call into the service they speak to a member of team who will be more specialised to assist with their query.
Upper Limb (Shoulder & Elbow and Hand & Wrist)
Lower Limb (Hip & Knee and Foot & Ankle)
Pain & Rheumatology
Musculoskeletal Assessment & Rehabilitation Service (Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, & Occupational Therapy)
SystmOne: Administrative and patient record system that provides details of patients and offers a booking system
E-Referral: Patient record and referral system
Digital Dictation: Voice recognition software for clinical outcome letters
Dragon Dictate: Automated voice recognition software where the letter is live typed
PC & Printer: PC login should be set up by your line manager, if the correct printer is not connected you will need to call the HIS.
Email: Standard Network Account Request will then be completed and sent off to the CSU. This process may take several days, if you already have an NHS account please inform your line manager.
Use of Document Drives: You will be given access to the S and T drive. The T Drive can also be accessed by SCFT staff for sharing documents.