||<p>Improving Lives - The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper, published on 31
October 2016, sets out the Government’s commitment to work with NHS England to identify
opportunities for regular collection of data about incidence, prevalence, clinical
activity and outcomes of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions and services in England.
The Government’s Mandate to NHS England reiterated this commitment.</p><p> </p><p>On
30 November 2017, the Government published Improving Lives - The Future of Work, Health
and Disability in response to the Green Paper. This builds on the commitment to identify
opportunities for routine data collection about MSK incidence, prevalence, clinical
activity, and outcomes. The report outlined that a data advisory group, led by Arthritis
Research UK, has been examining the issue. On 1 December 2017, the advisory group
presented its recommendations to NHS England, which is currently considering the appropriate
next steps.</p><p> </p><p>Improving Lives - The Future of Work, Health and Disability
can be found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-lives-the-future-of-work-health-and-disability"