Musculoskeletal service user & carer panel

The NHS wants to improve Musculoskeletal (MSK) services. MSK services include Trauma and Orthopaedic, Rheumatology and Pain services. The service covers carers living in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Please note: this panel is not run by Carers Support Centre.

We think it is really important to hear the ideas and opinions of the people who use our MSK services.  That is why we are launching an MSK Service User and Carer Panel and we want you to be part of it.  Your help will enable us to design services that meet the needs of service users and carers and improve the services we provide to give you the best possible service.

As a member of the panel you’ll have the opportunity to help us design and implement a range of initiatives including designing shared decision making tools to help people decide what treatment is right for them.  You will also be able to help design a media campaign to develop people’s skills, knowledge and confidence to participate in conversations with health care professionals about their care.

We will evaluate the work we are doing together and let you know how you are helping to improve MSK services.  In order to help you to help us, we will pay for any travel or carer expenses.

The first meeting of the MSK Service User and Carer Panel will take place on the 18th of March, 10am to 12pm in the Patient Involvement Space in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, South Plaza, Marlborough Street, Bristol BS1 3NX (opposite Bristol bus station).

Click here to view the role description for the MSK Service User and Carer Panel.

Click here to help us improve MSK services.

Please return any completed sign up forms to by Sunday 8th March.

Lauren Oakes
Project Officer – Planned Care
NHS Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire CCG