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Sussex MSK Partnership Central (SMSKPC) provide musculoskeletal services, covering specialities including orthopaedics, pain, rheumatology, and physiotherapy which:
• Enable people to maintain good musculoskeletal health
• Provide support for those who need assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions
• Provide routes for people to self-manage their condition and help steward patients through other options for their care, including rehabilitation and surgery


SMSKPC provides services across central Sussex, including Brighton and Hove, Crawley, Horsham, and Mid Sussex.


Our aim has always been to ensure people make informed choices over their care, supporting them to grow their knowledge, skills and confidence to understand and manage their own health. Through our work in SMSKPC, we have seen this paradigm shift towards self and community management, that has created the capacity to ensure those people who do require interventions. like surgery, have better access and higher quality care. We have worked hard to ensure that our website offers high quality resources, to assisting people manage their symptoms or condition and also to improve their overall health.


Sussex MSK Partnership Central is delivered by Here, in partnership with Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. Over the last 8 years, we have managed over 485,000 referrals, serving the population of 700,000 people across Central Sussex: Brighton and Hove, Crawley, Horsham and Mid-Sussex. We hold the prime contract, which means we steward the entire budget for MSK care of approx £51 million annually of taxpayers’ money. SMSKPC hold the responsibility of being a commissioner, bringing together and joining up all the required services to ensure comprehensive MSK care, ranging from counselling to wrist splints to knee surgery. We manage sub-contracts with 8 different secondary care providers across Sussex.

Our Partners

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"It was nice to feel listened to and supported. I really appreciate your website with the links to resources. After diagnosis, I felt thrown into the deep end and links on your site advised of things I wasn't aware of, and the GP toolkit will be really helpful for any medical professionals I see who might not have an understanding of the condition! Thank you again for going the extra mile." SMSKPC patient

MSK Administrator (Patient Care Advisor) – Brighton


Patient Care Advisors are the first point of contact for the people we serve.
They handle patient data and work within teams that belong to the overall service. They communicate and work with local GP practices, hospital and community staff and clinicians to get patients to the most appropriate services for their needs accurately and on time.
Sussex MSK Partnership Central helps people who are experiencing MSK (aka musculoskeletal, or muscle and bone) conditions by seeing them in the community, rather than in a hospital. It is an NHS service delivered in partnership between Here and Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.
This role sits within the Sussex MSK Partnership service and is employed by Here.

How to Apply

To read more, download our Patient Care Advisor – Job Pack

Sussex MSK Partnership Central is an NHS service delivered by Here and our partners.

Applications are invited via NHS jobs or Charity jobs by the closing date of Sunday 17th September 2023.

Here are committed to equality and valuing diversity.


Our Offer

  • Salary: £22,140 – £24,480 per annum pro rata
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Hybrid working with access to offices in Brighton

Wellness initiatives: We value wellness and recognise that we are all ‘whole’ people who have lives outside of our work. That’s why we have a range of wellness benefits developed by a staff-led wellness group to support you in taking care of yourself.

Personal Development: We want all our employees to develop and thrive, which is why we offer support through individual appraisal processes, in house and external training, and have a dedicated team supporting our culture.

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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 Central
177 Preston Road