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Understand | diagnose | change

Whether you are looking to learn more about paediatric musculoskeletal problems, or are involved in the care of children, then pmm and pmm-nursing will help you change your clinical practice for the better

  • Partnership with Newcastle University
  • Partnership with Northumbria University

Welcome to pmm...

pmm is for all clinicians who may encounter children with musculoskeletal problems and aims to raise awareness, knowledge and clinical skills to facilitate early diagnosis and referral if necessary, to specialist care. pmm includes tools to help clinicians to examine children's joints - pGALS and pREMS - along with essential knowledge learning outcomes that are targeted at the level of the graduating doctor.  Guidance on how to use pmm is available.

pmm has been developed by a team working in partnership and including primary care doctors, medical students, paediatricians, orthopaedic surgeons, paediatric rheumatologists, paediatric neurologists and allied health professionals.  We hope that you find pmm useful and look forward to your feedback. 

What people say about pmm...

Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters; This learning resource supports clinical assessment recommendations in the NICE guidelines on suspected cancer, fever in under 5s and child maltreatment. It also supports the NICE technology appraisal guidance on abatacept, adalimumab, etanercept and tocilizumab for treating juvenile idiopathic arthritis and tocilizumab for the treatment of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence   March 2016

"This is a well referenced educational resource that will benefit a wide variety of learners. It offers a good mix of teaching activities across a range of important topics" (Dr Andrew Long, RCPCH Vice President Education)


"Really helpful for exams"  (medical student) 

"This website is great ! Congratulations !! Truly educational" (orthopaedics trainee)

Really useful before going to my first paediatric rheumatology outpatient clinic – looking up the clinical assessment was really helpful" (primary care trainee working in paediatrics) 

 "What an exceptional and user friendly effort. Hats off to a great job" (consultant paediatrician)

Why register?

Some parts of pmm which involve pictures or videos of children, can only be viewed by registered users. Registering also allows you to bookmark favourite pages and track your viewing.

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