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Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Medically Unexplained Symptoms

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Integrative Primary Care or patients with Somatic Distress problems / "Medically Unexplained Symptoms" / MUS.

Care Pathway


Increase MUS patient satisfaction through adequate treatment, signposting and care


Deliver integrated care package incorporating best practice points from primary and secondary care


Improve engagement techniques between clinical professionals and MUS patients


Reduce the intensity and frequency of somatic complaints and improve functioning in somatising patients

Teaching and Training

Access training packages

Find out more about our teaching and training package for primary care providers, an information resource for commissioners and for clinicians across the country.

Tools and resources

Use our information resource for clinicians and commissioners working with patients and services with medically unexplained symptoms.

3 stages of treatment and 6 uses of PROMS


Hear from our international and local experts on Medically Unexplained Symptoms including latest research and developments in Somatic Symptom Disorder.

Professor Rona Moss-Morris (Professor of Health Psychology, National Advisor, MUS – IAPT, King’s College London); ​Professor Peter Henningsen (Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Munich); Kevin Mullins (Head of NHSE); Dr. Phillip Moore (Chair Mental Health Commissioners Network,  General Practitioner and Deputy Chair Kingston CCG); Professor Claas Lahmann (Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany).

Integrative Primary Care for patients with ‘Medically Unexplained Symptoms’

'“Overall the evidence shows that it is an effective service which can be run with minimal administrative costs and provide something, which is not available”
GP lead

Care was delivered in a “one-stop-shop” fashion in GP surgeries including the following steps: Identification, Assessment, Engagement and Group Interventions – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Body Oriented Interventions ... Read more>>

“This innovative project works directly with and through patient’s bodily complaints demonstrating that a flexible, patient-oriented approach to MUS/BDD can make a real difference”

Dr Frank Röhricht, Project Lead