Successful First Sitting for MSK Diploma

Around 200 physicians, physiotherapists and other clinical staff took part in the first sitting of our Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine examination this month.

A total of 190 people sat the MSK diploma examination, including participants from 14 different countries as well as a diverse range of job roles across both the NHS and private practice. Results are expected to be released on 21 July.

The MSK Diploma was developed jointly by the Faculty and the Primary Care Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine Society (PCRMM), and recognises excellence in MSK care and provides a benchmark of quality for both service commissioners and patients.

The initial sitting, on 8 June, was the first Faculty exam to be delivered completely online. The exam was administered by the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).

This Diploma supports evidencing competency as a GP, GP Working in Extended Roles, as well as allied health professionals working towards advanced practice roles (including first contact practitioner and advanced practitioners in primary care) in a range of community settings.

Both the Faculty and PCRMM are dedicated to promoting a more active nation and ensuring that MSK and rheumatological conditions and pain symptoms are not a barrier to living an active life at any age or ability level.