National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th July 2018.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the co-location of NHS services at the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine in Sheffield increased the provision of musculoskeletal services.

Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine in Sheffield on (a) the health of NHS staff, (b) the well-being of NHS staff and (c) the finances of participating NHS trusts.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

No specific assessment has been made.

The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) is a London 2012 Olympic legacy commitment that aims to improve the health of the nation through sport, exercise and physical activity.

In Sheffield, the NCSEM is a partnership consisting of 12 stakeholders that represent all elements of civic life in the city. The vision is to create a culture of physical activity that sees Sheffield become the most active city in the United Kingdom by 2020.

As a way of enhancing the role of physical activity as a viable treatment option in National Health Service care, existing clinical services were re-located (where appropriate and practical) into the NCSEM facilities. At these centres patients receive their usual NHS care but do so in an environment that promotes physical activity.

On an annual basis around 80,000 patients are referred to one of the NCSEM Sheffield centres at Graves, Concord or Thorncliffe. The vast majority of these referrals are for musculoskeletal service-related conditions. This is considered an important marker of success for the partnership and underlines the commitment to delivering the NCSEM and musculoskeletal vision in Sheffield.

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