Invitation to participate in a global consultation on musculoskeletal health
By October 2, 2020 13:51

The Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health (G-MUSC) invites the PainSA and its members to participate in an important global consultation on musculoskeletal healthcare.

 G-MUSC supports the global musculoskeletal health community, including consumers, healthcare providers, civil society and healthcare organisations, governments and international organisations to strengthen health systems to improve the prevention and management of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries and the sequelae of persistent pain and impaired physical function.

In 2020, G-MUSC called for a strategic global response to improving musculoskeletal health. In response to that call, this project aims to engage and consult with the global musculoskeletal health community and other multi-sectoral stakeholder groups to inform a blueprint for a global strategy for musculoskeletal health. Input from the PainSA and its members/networks is highly valued and welcomed in this process.

An international project team is undertaking the project in partnership with G-MUSC.

The current consultation is based on an eDelphi process and represents the largest component of the project. This involves participants responding to an online survey 2-3 times over 4-5 months. The total time commitment is 60-75 minutes. The names of all participants who respond will be included in the final report as contributors (subject their consent).

We invite the leadership of the PainSA to participate and actively encourage this invitation to be extended to the membership base and other networks. Broad representation is important to capture multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral perspectives from across the globe. To facilitate this, an adaptable notice for members is available from the hyperlink at the bottom of this invitation.

An Information Statement that contains more information about the project is available from the hyperlink at the bottom of this invitation. 

To accept this invitation and participate in the consultation (subject to eligibility screening), please navigate to the secure online platform: The time commitment for the first survey is approximately 30 minutes (range 20-40min). It does not need to be completed in one sitting, but rather, can be completed over several visits to the portal as long as the same computer/device is used. The first consultation round closes on 3rd November 2020.

Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HRE2020-0183).

 Thank you for considering this invitation and extending it to the organisation’s leadership and membership. 

Attachment 1:  Participant Information Statement

Attachment 2:  Notice for organisations
By October 2, 2020 13:51

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