Report highlights challenges facing CCGs as they take on new co-commissioning responsibilities

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This new report from The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust provides guidance for CCGs working in partnership with GPs and local authorities, as new co-commissioning arrangements are launched.

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Exercise for life: Physical activity in health and disease

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We Elves know that exercise is critical in the prevention of disease and evidence for the benefit of exercise in many forms of disease. This is highly relevant as our 5×50 worldwide exercise flash-mob challenge about to start on Friday 23rd November (see earlier post). Don’t forget to sign up for and join the Musculoskeletal [read the full story…]

Best risk assessment advice for people at risk of fragility fractures

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This week sees the inaugural global congress in Berlin of the Fragility Fractures Network – a Global Network to Improve Fragility Fracture Management and Prevention. Osteoporosis is a condition resulting in an increased risk of skeletal fractures due to a reduction in the density of bone tissue.  The risk of osteoporosis starts to increase in [read the full story…]

Are school teachers at a high risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders?

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As teachers across the UK have been recharging their batteries over the summer break are they also taking the opportunity to rest their weary bodies? Musculoskeletal disorders have a huge impact on work related absences. For example in the UK, in 2007/2008, on average, each person suffering from an upper-limb disorder took an estimated 13.3 [read the full story…]

Neuromuscular warm-up strategies can reduce lower extremity injury incidence

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Today’s blog continues our London 2012 Olympic theme and some of the comments in response to our blog on running related musculoskeletal injuries on 1st August. The old adage that ‘prevention is better than cure’ appears to be true according to the results of a systematic review, published in BMC Medicine. The review evaluated the [read the full story…]