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Transformation of musculoskeletal services temporarily slowed in response to increasing system pressures

12 January 2022

Due to the rising pressures on our local health and care system, compounded by the impact of Covid-19, many staff involved in the Musculoskeletal (MSK) Transformation Programme are stepping in to provide support where they’re most urgently needed.

This means that we are temporarily slowing down the pace of the MSK programme to enable our staff to concentrate their efforts on ensuring the system is able to meet the needs of our patients safely, now and in the coming weeks.

Kerry Robinson, Senior Responsible Officer for the MSK Transformation Programme, said: “Staff across the system are working tirelessly to respond to ever increasing demands so we, as a system, need to do all we can to help them.

“Whilst this means we are holding back on the go-live date for some elements of the first phase of the programme, there is still a lot we can progress in the meantime such as the clinical governance arrangements, electronic patient records and our engagement activity.

“This work remains a priority and we are committed to getting it right. Thank you to everyone who has helped us get this far and we will continue to keep you up to date as we move forward. ”

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Page last updated 12 January 2022