The MSKHUB will provide you with the opportunity to engage in shared decision making for your needs, co-partnership with health care professionals, and most importantly the social support through engagement in groups where people with rheumatic and MSK conditions share their experiences. We know that this is of great consequence for people with MSK conditions as research suggests that people who have limited social contact are at increased risk of disability.

Engagement in an online community could help to support self-management of MSK conditions, help to sustain independence as you age, reducing the need for healthcare consultation. For this purpose, we have created a closed Facebook group, which you can access using your own Facebook account to share your experiences with others who may be experiencing similar problems, to build a support network. You can access to our Facebook group through here . We also have a Twitter account you can follow and interact to express your views and share useful information with others. You can follow us on here. Our Social Media sites are closely monitored and managed to ensure your safety and to join the closed Facebook group, you will need to agree to keep all discussions confidential and be respectful of other’s views. If you would like to remain anonymous, we recommend you to create a new account with a nickname using an alternative email address.

 

In addition to the Social Media sites, you will also have the opportunity to share your experiences through contributing to the blogs on the MSKHUB and engaging with our NEWS feed. So, for example if you would like to share information about a local support group or an upcoming seminar which you think may be of interest to others, please contact us to discuss this. We are keen to involve you in the content generation of the MSKHUB and look forward to hearing your ideas as to how we can inform this online platform to better suit your needs.

MSK HUB News

17 Jan 2018
Why Having Arthritis Can Cause Fatigue

Why Having Arthritis Can Cause Fatigue

Everyone gets worn out from time to time. But exhaustion that disrupts your daily...

17 Jan 2018
Healthy eating and arthritis

Healthy eating and arthritis

Eating a balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight can have a huge impact...

17 Jan 2018
Fibromyalgia Victim Blaming: How to Deal with People who say, “It’s all in your head”

Fibromyalgia Victim Blaming: How to Deal with People who say, “It’s all in your head”

For many people with fibromyalgia, there is a path to diagnosis that begins with...

MSK HUB Research

12 Sep 2017
Fibromyalgia Self-Management Education [FAMe] Programme

Fibromyalgia Self-Management Education [FAMe] Programme

Led by Dr Yeliz Prior, Advanced Clinical Specialist OT, clinical researcher and the lead...

12 Sep 2017
Work Rehabilitation in Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Conditions

Work Rehabilitation in Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Conditions

At the MSKHUB we have  wealth of research experience on work rehabilitation in rheumatic...

10 Sep 2017
A-GLOVES: Testing Arthritis Gloves in Rheumatoid/Inflammatory Arthritis

A-GLOVES: Testing Arthritis Gloves in Rheumatoid/Inflammatory Arthritis

Funded by the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Grant, Testing Arthritis Gloves in Rheumatoid/ Inflammatory...