New Musculoskeletal Core Capabilities Framework

Skills for Health, July 2018

The Musculoskeletal Core Capabilities Framework sets out the essential skills and knowledge necessary for staff with a role as a first point of contact for adults presenting with undiagnosed MSK conditions. The framework is relevant to different types of service provision and settings, and will provide healthcare services with:

  • Easy to use framework, detailing required capabilities in a coherent manner
  • Clear steps and actions that support local health economies to improve service delivery and patient outcomes

The framework was developed by a collaborative team of stakeholders and representative organisations. It helps to ensure patients get improved access to person-centred musculoskeletal care and support early on, with musculoskeletal expertise part of the frontline general practice and primary care team.

Click here to access the framework.