NHS Sussex Community Musculoskeletal Services Shortlisted for the 2023 HSJ Awards

NHS Sussex Community Musculoskeletal Services Shortlisted for the 2023 HSJ Awards

We are thrilled to be part of the team that has been shortlisted for a Data Driven Transformation award at this year’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards.

Horder Healthcare is one of five providers who make up Community Musculoskeletal Services, the largest community service commissioned by NHS Sussex, to deliver care to more than 100,000 patients.

Previously, each provider collected and monitored their own patient reported data. This inconsistent approach made evaluations and comparisons challenging.

A new digital approach was introduced last year for a seamless collection of data to align the team to a single, system-wide view.

Community Musculoskeletal Services collected 20,000 unique survey responses from patients in the first 12 months of the project, providing invaluable insight into the service and highlighting where improvements can be made.

This first unified outcomes data set has also highlighted opportunities to explore improvements for health inequalities across the county, supporting those who are affected by health confidence, literacy ability, financial concerns etc.

By identifying patients who are at high risk of poor outcomes early in their journey, they can be linked to broader programmes within Sussex to enable integrated care.

This year’s HSJ Awards attracted an incredible 1,456 entries, which have now been shortlisted to 223 projects. The winners will be announced at the ceremony in London on Thursday 16 November.

“By introducing a consistent measurement, we are helping to drive positive change and work towards creating more effective and equitable care for our community.”

Stephen Daly, MSK Operations Manager

We provide outstanding patient experiences

The Horder Centre is an award-winning Centre of Excellence that offers patients a unique therapeutic environment. Specifically designed for orthopaedic surgery, our facilities include a physiotherapy inpatient gym and courtyard gardens designed by clinical experts to enhance recovery. Finance options available.

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