Back Skills Training

Start Date: 30 Apr 2014


Back Skills Training (BeST) is a published, proven and highly effective method for treating low back pain. But how can we best get healthcare professionals trained in BeST, to bring its benefits to the many patients currently suffering from low back pain?


To improve the management of low back pain patients in the NHS by increasing access to a novel, proven and effective treatment called Back Skills Training (BeST). BeST uses cognitive behavioural strategies to improve physical activity and function, and reduce pain.

To optimise an accessible online learning programme that trains and supports healthcare professionals to deliver this effective new treatment (BeST) to their patients.

To identify, understand and overcome the barriers to healthcare professionals accessing and using the BeST treatment in the NHS.

Dr Sarah Lamb