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SP0137 Multidisciplinary working: Bridging the primary/secondary care gap
  1. K. Stevenson1,2,3
  1. 1Physiotherapy, University Hospital of North Staffordshire
  2. 2Rheumtology, Haywood Rheumtology Centre
  3. 3Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom


This session will explore the benefits and strengths of multidisciplinary working within the context of a musculoskeletal interface service in the UK. Aspects of extending roles, redefining professional boundaries, clinical governance, team cohesion and academic and clinical partnerships will be explored. A project designed to integrateresearch evidence into local clinical practice will be shared in order to highlight key features of multidisciplinary working across health and academic settings.

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