A trade association committed to improving quality
and raising standards across musculoskeletal medicine
in the private sector

We are committed to and focused on, helping to understand the optimum model for MSK delivery, with regard to:

Evidence based

Measuring outcomes
and experience

Delivering value

Our mission is to sit at the heart of the industry, to give providers of MSK services a collective voice, to influence private funders, change policy and offer advice.

Musculoskeletal Conditions Account For

Cost pa (Eng)

largest area
of NHS spending

1 in 4
affected in
the UK

of all GP

of all surgical

days lost

Our Mission

The MSK Partners Network exists to raise standards and improve quality in Musculoskeletal Medicine.

At a time when healthcare services are under significant financial challenge and scrutiny of their effectiveness, the network wishes to produce evidence for commissioners/purchasers, system leaders, providers and all interested in MSK services which shows how variances in clinical and operational delivery leads to differences in outcomes, both economic and clinical. We hope that this evidence will support improved decision-making regarding service and pathway design and investment.

Whilst there has been increasing visibility of some aspects in some services there is very little data evidencing best value or a clear picture of what is “best practice”.

Our members will share some data so all can learn and therefore have the opportunity to develop more quickly. They will also make their learning available to others in order that standards can increase across the whole sector for the benefit of patients, purchasers, providers and their staff.


In 2016, a few providers met by chance at a conference and agreed that the sustainability of our investment in quality MSK services was under threat due to a longstanding lack of understanding and data

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News and resources from the MSK Partner Network, our sector and our members.

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Application for Membership is welcome from any association, company or organisation worldwide whose primary activity is the provision of MSK services.

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Our members are focused on the following:
  • Our teams are experts in musculoskeletal care
  • We work with commissioners to provide evidence-based efficiencies at scale
  • Quality is our mantra, providing safe and effective services
  • We strive to deliver measurable value but understand there is variation across the industry
  • We insist on the best value in terms of outcome and patient experience