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Aches, Pains and Austerity: The Role of Health Economics in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Professor Francis Fatoye

Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders affect more than 1.7 billion people globally (Global Burden of Disease, 2012). They are a major source of morbidity, long-term pain, disability, psychological distress and productivity loss (World Health Organisation, 2003). MSK disorders constitute significant burden to individuals, families and carers, and the society. In the United Kingdom, about 20% of people consult a doctor for MSK conditions with the National Health Service (NHS) England spending approximately £5 billion each year to treat these disorders (Fenton, 2016). Physiotherapy is the mainstay management strategy for MSK conditions, and there are more than 3 million Physiotherapy consultations in the NHS annually (Hospital Episode Statistics, 2013). The costs of Physiotherapy interventions and demand for them continue to increase. On the other hand, there are limited healthcare resources, and austerity measures affect funding available for Physiotherapy services. As a result, decision makers are continuing to strive to allocate these resources efficiently, and making the right investment to justify value for money spent on these interventions. Health economics provides appropriate information to decision makers to enable them allocate healthcare resources efficiently. This lecture will examine the clinical burden of MSK disorders and cost-effectiveness of Physiotherapy interventions for these conditions.

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Lecture start time 5:30pm

Drinks and Canapes from 6:30pm

Finish approx 7:30pm

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Francis Fatoye qualified as a Physiotherapist and Health Economist. He obtained BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1991, and received Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at Adekunle Ajasin (Ondo State) University, Nigeria in 2001. In 2003, he obtained MSc Sports Medicine from the University of Nottingham, and PhD in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 2008. He completed a Masters in Health Economics and Health Policy, 2015. Earlier in his career, Francis worked as a Physiotherapist at the State House Clinic, Office of the President, Abuja, Nigeria specialising in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. His academic career started in 2006 as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Manchester Met. In 2010, he became the Programme Leader for the MSc Professional Practice Development, and was appointed as Reader in Physiotherapy in 2013 and as Adjunct Professor, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kenya in 2015. Francis was awarded Professorship as Professor of Health Economics and Outcomes in July 2016. His research has focused on Health Economics, Economic Evaluations and Outcomes Research; Real-World Evidence; and Musculoskeletal Disorders. Francis has published extensively in these areas.





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