The Keele STarT MSK Tool©2017 will be freely available to public bodies (e.g. practitioners within the NHS), and to non-commercial research groups. Licence agreements will be developed with commercial users on a case by case basis.
The copyright (©2017) of the Keele STarT MSK Tool (Self-Report and Clinical versions) and associated materials is owned by Keele University, the development of which was funded by a grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR; RP-PG-1211-20010), Arthritis Research UK (13413) and an NIHR research professorship (NIHR-RP-011-015).
i) the tool is designed for use by healthcare practitioners, with appropriate treatment packages for each of the stratified groups; ii) the tool is not intended to recommend the use of any particular product. This is a licensed tool (©2017 Keele University) that may not be modified or copied.
ii) The clinical and cost-effectiveness of using the tool to match patients to treatment is the focus of a full randomised controlled trial, as such Keele University reserve the right to withdraw, amend and update the tool in future.