Enabling Self-management
and Coping with Arthritic Pain
using Exercise

Information for providers/commissioners

Email us at hello@escape-pain.org for our Implementation Toolkit or to find out more about implementing ESCAPE-pain in your organisation. 





ESCAPE-pain is highlighted in the updated NHS England clinical guidance (pages 15-18) on knee arthroscopy for patients with osteoarthritis in their Evidence-Based Interventions: Guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) published in November 2018 and updated this month. The guidance states that exercise programmes like ESCAPE-pain are more effective treatments for patients with osteoarthritis than arthroscopic knee washouts.


We have developed some resources to support clinical commissioning groups who might want to consider integrating ESCAPE-pain into their MSK contracts.

This infographic shows the clinical and economic benefits of the ESCAPE-pain programme:

The Telegraph published an arthritis feature that recommended ESCAPE-pain as an ideal pathway for osteoarthritis. Below is a copy of the publication:



Web page last updated: 11 April 2019