Joint call to Matt Hancock for routine testing of MSK Professionals

31 August 2020

Regular asymptomatic testing required for all healthcare professionals

We have jointly written to the Department of Health and Social Care to call for increased Covid testing. We have joined forces with The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy,  ARMA, the British Chiropractic Association, the Institute of Osteopathy, PhysioFirst and SST to call for routine testing of asymptomatic MSK professionals who treat Covid patients, at risk patients or who are themselves at risk.

We have requested testing to be available regardless of sector. It highlights the heightened levels of need for MSK care post lockdown and the restriction on access to care home residents without testing as some care homes are refusing access to clinicians who have not been regularly tested.