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10th Anniversary Celebrations! 3rd Mar 16


Pennine MSK Partnership Ltd are celebrating their 10th Anniversary this month.  The service commenced in March 2006 and has steadily grown from a small rheumatology service to a fully integrated Rheumatology, Orthopaedic and Persistent Pain Service.  We have grown from a small team of 8 people to a fantastic multi-disciplinary team of 140 people working in the service.

We have worked very closely with Commissioners from Oldham CCG to ensure that Oldham patients receive high quality care in a very timely manner.  We are very proud of our achievements over this time period being one of the first NHS organisations to win the Customer Care Excellence award.  Recently our team won the Nursing Standards Community Nurse team of the year award and British Society of Rheumatology Award which reflect our commitment to best practice.

We will continue to strive to provide high quality care and are always seeking new and innovative ways to improve our service.

Please do not hesitate to contact us via email if you have any suggestions of ways we can improve our service to the people of Oldham.

Cloudy with a chance of pain 27th Jan 16

Cloudy with a chance of pain iphone@2x

Ever heard someone say they know it’s going to rain because their joints ache?

For hundreds of years, people have wondered if the weather affects their symptoms of pain.

Cloudy with a chance of pain is the world’s first smartphone-based study to investigate the association.

If you have arthritis or chronic pain, live in the UK and have a smartphone, you can take part.

Visit the website to find out how:

This project is a collaboration between a number of key partners including the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology at The University of Manchester, uMotif Ltd, Arthritis Research UK, University College London, the Health e-Research Centre and The Office for Creative Research.

If you want to contact the partners, please email


Pennine MSK Pudseys! 22nd Oct 15

On Saturday 10th October staff from Pennine MSK Partnership took part in the BBC Countryfile Ramble for Children in Need.  The staff including Rheumatology Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists, Secretaries, Rheumatology Consultants and members of the Senior Management Team rambled around the Lake District walking the Coffin Trail from Rydal to Grasmere and the Fairfield Horseshoe, raising a total of £300.  Thank you to all who sponsored.


WINNERS! Nursing Standard Community Nursing Award 12th Jun 15

We are extremely delighted to announce Sarah Critchley, Rheumatology Nurse Specialist and her team headed to London to attend a sparkling awards ceremony at The Savoy and picked up the award for the Nursing Standard Community Nursing Award













Read all about it in the Oldham Evening Chronicle here



Team gets selected as finalist for Community Nursing Award 26th Feb 15

We are delighted to announce our very own Rheumatology Nurse Specialist Sarah Critchley and her team have been selected as one out of the two finalists in this year’s Nursing Standard Nurse Awards Community category, out of 700 exceptional entries.

The awards identify exceptional nursing professionals who demonstrate clinical excellence and innovation and who through their initiatives and nursing practice improve the quality of patient care.

Sarah and her team will attend next month to present their initiative to the judging panel and winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on 1 May at the Savoy in London.  Sarah is also in with a chance of winning the overall award – The RCN Nurse of the Year 2015.

Congratulations and good luck to Sarah and her team. We are keeping everything crossed for you!