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What we do

We help people who are being treated for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions – the conditions which affect your muscles, joints or bones.

Why we do it

We believe people should be in control of what happens, get choice of where to go, be involved in decisions about care and treatment and supported to better manage their condition.

Who we do it for

People in Brighton and Hove, Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex being treated for musculoskeletal conditions.

We help to deliver Sussex MSK Partnership Central in partnership with Horder Healthcare, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and Sussex MSK Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Musculoskeletal (MSK) services for central Sussex – covering Brighton and Hove, Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex – are delivered by Sussex MSK Partnership.

We aim to get people on the right course of treatment as soon as possible, through self-management advice, physiotherapy, medication, surgery or other medical interventions. We want to make a person’s care as straightforward as possible, by providing one point of contact as close to their home as possible.

How do I access the service?

Referral to the service comes through GPs. There’s more information on the Sussex MSK Partnership Central website on how referral works.

All people across Brighton and Hove, Crawley, mid-Sussex and Horsham with a musculoskeletal (MSK) condition are referred to our service. Referrals are assessed (or ‘triaged’) by specially trained clinicians who are up to date on best practice. They look at the information in the referral and decide the best course of action.

Very often the next step will be an appointment at a local community clinic with the most appropriate clinician to deal with your health problem. This will be one of the following:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Doctor (Consultant, Registrar, GP who has been specially trained in MSK conditions)
  • Nurse Specialist
  • Podiatrist (if it is a foot problem)
  • Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP) – this is a clinician with advanced knowledge and skills and will be from one of the following professional backgrounds: Osteopath, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Podiatrist.

How we use your information

Find out how your records are used by the service, and how you can get in touch if you have a query about your information.

Get in touch

You can contact us with your questions, feedback or complaints via the email and number below. Our phone lines our open Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm.

0300 303 8063

Sussex MSK Partnership
177 Preston Road
Brighton
BN1 6AG

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