Partnership with the (Primary Care Rheumatology) PCR Society

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We are delighted to announce today a new partnership between the Musculoskeletal Elf and the Primary Care Rheumatology (PCR) Society.

Our GP colleagues from the PCR Society will be contributing blogs in a number of areas over the coming weeks and months. As you can see, they bring a host of expertise and experience:

  • Dr Adrian DunbarBack pain, chronic pain and fibromyalgia
  • Dr Christine Haseler: Osteoarthritis and chronic pain syndromes, steroid injections, physical activity and impact in sport and movement at all ages
  • Dr Michael HorsfieldGout and crystal arthropathies, general rheumatology, back pain, physical activity/obesity/metabolic disorders, general MSK with specific interest in tri-athelete sports
  • Dr Tom Rowley: General MSK and orthopaedics; especially shoulder/upper limb, neck/back pain, injections, sports injuries
  • Dr Jean WongSpine, shoulder, sports injuries, sports physiology, obesity and physical activity

About the Primary Care Rheumatology Society

The PCR Society was created in 1986 by a group of General Practitioners with a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine and rheumatology. Their objectives are to:

  • Improve knowledge & education of musculoskeletal & rheumatology disorders in primary care
  • Improve & maintain standards of care provided for patients
  • Develop educational standards for providers in musculoskeletal medicine & rheumatology
  • Work to build partnerships with other providers of musculoskeletal & rheumatology care
  • Undertake research

The PCR is recognised as an important source of advice, education, ideas and initiatives in musculoskeletal medicine and rheumatology in primary care. The PCR works with both patient and professional groups in this field. The PCR is regularly asked to contribute to NICE guideline and technology submissions.

The Society runs an annual, friendly conference each November aimed at all GPs, including specific sessions for GP Trainees. There are also additional educational events throughout the year.

You can find out more on the PCR Society website.

Do you want to follow in their footsteps?

We elves are a friendly bunch and we welcome opportunities to work with like-minded people, groups and organisations. Please drop us a line if you want to get in touch and find out more about becoming a partner.

If you think you have an elf inside, fighting to get out, please download our introduction to getting more involved with the Musculoskeletal Elf (PDF) and drop us a line to introduce yourself.

Photo credit

Artondra Hall CC BY 2.0

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