BIMM Courses designed for Clinical Commissioning Groups

There are significant savings to be made by CCGs introducing musculoskeletal training courses to up-skill GPs. The British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine CCG courses have been designed to do just that. They have been shown to benefit patients along with saving a considerable amount of time and money incurred by high referral rates. The cost saving in the first year is a demonstrable (absolute minimum of) £14,500 and could be as much as £637,000, as shown here BIMM RoadShow Cost Effectiveness .

These courses can be run as shown below or can be tailored to your own needs. They can be held for a single practice or whole cluster.

The courses will help not only GPs but also Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Nurse Practitioners who also have to deal with musculoskeletal problems.

The tutors are all accomplished and experienced MSK Physicians.

Please contact Deena Niren deena@bimm.org.uk for further information includng costs.

Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Course

This course will provide practical instruction for MSK, SEM and trainee pain Physicians to enable them to expand their practice to encompass fluoroscopically guided spinal injections. Delegates are required to be proficient in peripheral injections before attending. The course provides a good grounding in anatomy, needle skills and practical considerations. Procedures covered include transforaminal epidurals at L2-5 and S1 along with sacroiliac injections. The use of injection phantoms as an alternative to cadavers makes this course unique in the UK.

Soft Tissue Joint Examination & Injection Roadshow

The one day BIMM workshop 'Soft Tissue Examination & Injection RoadShow', offers experiential learning with a high tutor to learner ratio (no more than 1:6) and is suitable for general practitioners and GP registrars considering a career or special interest in musculoskeletal medicine.

The course is based around a series of workstations through which participants rotate, learning surface anatomy, examination skills, indications for injection, needle placement (with practice on injection models) and safety issues. Delegates will be given a workbook as pre course reading, which covers common musculoskeletal conditions affecting the upper and lower limbs and will have an ample opportunity to practice examination and injection techniques using the models.

BIMM Knee Aspiration & Injection

Received from student who attended course arranged for Lincs CCG:

"I just wanted to thank you for such an enjoyable day yesterday. It was excellently run with time for good interaction with the tutors and hands on practice, with useful resources and expert advice and teaching It was highly informative and has enthused me to undertake more injection procedures in my future practice Please pass on my thanks to all the tutors With my best wishes and thanks"

Prolotherapy Workshop

This course will provide practical instruction for MSK, SEM and pain Physicians to enable them to expand their practice to encompass prolotherapy injections which enhance intervertebral stability by fluoroscopically guided injections of hypertonic dextrose into ligament attachments in the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints. Use is made of injection ‘phantoms’ in practical workshops. Discussion will also centre around research into the effectiveness of prolotherapy and the design of a comprehensive study which is underway

Advanced injection Course - 1 day

This one day course has been run successfully as a follow up to the Soft Tissue Examination & Injection RoadShow and is also suitable for those already doing the peripheral injections who would like a refresher or to add the extra injections to their practice. It is still using a 'Roadshow' format comprising of a number of practical workshops with a sensible delegate to tutor ratio of about 1:6. Delegates will be given a workbook covering common musculoskeletal conditions affecting the upper and lower limbs and will have an ample opportunity to practice examination and injection techniques using models.

The course is designed for GPs with a special interest in musculoskeletal disorders but is also relevant for everyone considering a career in the field of musculoskeletal medicine.

Being an advanced injection course we focus on four topics: plantar fasciitis, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. Each practical session is preceded by a seminar on that topic. The seminars also cover autologous blood injections for tennis

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Lumbar Spine "Back in a Day" - 1 day

The one day BIMM workshops 'Back in a Day' offers experiential learning with a high tutor to learner ratio (no more than 1:6) and are suitable for general practitioners, GP Registrars and Hospital Doctors beginning or considering a career or special interest in musculoskeletal medicine. Physiotherapists, Nurse and Osteopathic Practitioners have also found much value in these courses in the past.

This workshop alternates short lectures with hands on workstations and teaches more about the spine, covering the areas of anatomy, examination, red and yellow flags, clinical patterns, demonstrations of manipulations, pain management. Giving ample time to discuss the learners' own cases and management strategies and practical pointers to help in the management of future patients.

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Musculoskeletal Intoduction & Update Course

This short course has been designed to improve history taking, examination and diagnostic skills in order to facilitate appropriate management strategies at the primary care interface. It is suitable for all involded with musculoskeletal patient care including Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Nurse Practitioners.

It will introduce students to the best evidence based approach to musculoskeletal problems

There will be short workshops in each area of the body and attendees are invited to bring case studies to discuss.

The tutors are experts with many years experience in their field and will be available to respond to learning needs throughout the course.

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Comments from past attendees:

"One of the best run and most informative study days I have attended in years. No death by powerpoint.Very interactive"

"Very informative, well paced, I like the small group, worked well."