The Sussex MSK Partnership East and Sussex MSK Partnership Central have both recently started measuring patient experience and outcomes using the COM-Q service from CoMetrica. They are using the new MSK-HQ PROM as part of a trial across all their pathways, measuring at the point of referral and again 3 or 6 months after treatment dependent on the pathway.
Since the partnership is also responsible for onward referrals to secondary care e.g. for surgery, a complete picture of the relative health gain of MSK patients on different pathways and treatments will be available to enhance services and support commissioning.
Sussex MSK partnership Central is using a combination of PROMS, some general and some condition specific to assess the impact of their services and support a CQUIN initiative.