The MUJO ‘connected’ MSK devices will be provided in Bedfordshire to assist the assessment and triage of patients being referred into the system. A second location is planned for delivering and monitoring prescribed exercises at a further community physiotherapy centre set to be opened in Spring 2016.
CircleHealth won the £150 million NHS contract for delivering musculoskeletal services to the local community in Bedfordshire. The CircleBedfordshire MSK service is responsible for providing care for the majority of MSK patients (except emergency treatment) in both the community and secondary care. This Prime Vendor model is the first of its kind since the Health and Social Care Act (2013) came into force opening the door for more efficient, joined-up operating care models. Their focus is on improving quality of care for patients, offering true choice and managing a fixed budget by creating efficiencies in the system.