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Work & Health MSK Webinar

12th January 2017
12.00 – 13.00

The Musculoskeletal Health in the Workplace Project aims to prevent work loss caused by musculoskeletal problems.

In 2013 31 million lost workdays in the UK were attributed to musculoskeletal conditions, compared with 27 million for minor illnesses like coughs and colds and 15 million for stress and anxiety. We are all living longer and working longer so we need a system that promotes economic independence, health and wellbeing and productivity throughout life.

The Musculoskeletal (MSK) Health in the Workplace Project aims to prevent work loss caused by musculoskeletal problems. There has been much focus on health protection but the problems remain. There is a need for a different approach that brings together health promotion and health protection along with health management with a focus on being proactive rather than reactive; enabling managers and employees to achieve this; and empowering people to self-care and self-manage their MSK condition.

The management of MSK problems needs to focus on getting people back to functioning in order for them to stay in or return to work. Early intervention, rehabilitation and return to work support are all ways of achieving this.

This webinar will look how we can build on the current service provision for people with MSK conditions in order to identify how and where current services and support can be improved.

It will be presented by Professor Tony Woolf, Consultant Rheumatologist and Honorary Professor of Rheumatology, University of Exeter Medical School, and Plymouth Peninsula Medical and Dental College. The webinar is being produced in participation with Arthritis Research UK and the British Society for Rheumatology.

The target audience will be specifically for MSK professionals and will be of particular interest to Occupational Health leads, GPs and CCG Commissioners.

To register for the webinar please click on the link below. Once you have registered you will be sent a calendar invite containing details on how to join.

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Coming Events:

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Webinar Specifically for Users of Musculoskeletal Health Services
Government Green Paper on Work & Health

Friday 27th January 2017
12.00 -13.00

Building on the current service provisions for people with Musculoskeletal conditions.

We are pleased to be able to share the news that ‘Improving Lives – the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper’ was published on the 31 October 2016 by the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health and reflects the Government’s new and ambitious approach to work, health and disability.

We want to spark a far-reaching, national debate on the issues and the proposals set out in the document, ensuring that we listen to you so that we can develop our programme of work and understand the role others have to play in driving action forward.

How can you as a service user be involved and help shape your future services?

The Work and Health Unit would like to work closely with people working in or needing Musculoskeletal services in order to identify how and where current services and support can be improved, as we start developing policy proposals for improving MSK services for both service users and professionals.

Looking widely across the current range of services and provision of support for people with MSK, we would like to discuss with service users your views on these questions:

  • how do you access MSK services and how can this access be improved?
  • how can you be assisted to stay in work/return to work after being away from work due to your condition?
  • how can practitioners (non-specialist health, employability professionals, work coaches) help you with work and health issues?
  • how MSK services can provide you with the help and care you need and link with employment support to deliver a more joined-up service for you.

 

This webinar is part of a public consultation which runs until 17th February 2017 and we would welcome your input.

An online survey hosted on Citizen Space also provides a simple and easily accessible way to respond to all consultation questions.
It can be found at: https://consultations.dh.gov.uk/workandhealth/consult/.

‘Improving Lives – the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper’ can be found at http://www.gov.uk/workandhealth.

To register for the webinar please click on the link below.
Once you have registered you will be sent a calendar invite containing details on how to join.

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Joint Pain Advisor Webinar by London Health Innovation Network

24th March 2017
12.00 – 13.00

Chronic joint pain accounts for around 1 in 5 primary care consultations. GPs feel overwhelmed and are concerned that they don’t have the time or the skills to give people adequate information or advice about exercise and weight control (NICE core recommendations).

To improve access to better management London Health Innovation Network has introduced Joint Pain Advisors into six primary care surgeries. Their role is to give people simple information, advice about self-management strategies, constructed personalised care plans and use behavioural change techniques to help people adopt healthier lifestyles. Patients were reviewed at 3 weeks, 6 weeks and 6 month intervals, at which the Advisor fed back progress, reinforced health messages and provided on-going support, reassurance and encouragement where required.

Over 500 patients used this service and reported less pain, better function and higher activity levels. A high satisfaction rate was achieved which included reduced BMI, body weight and waist circumference and has led to fewer GP consultations, investigations and onward referrals.

The Joint Pain Advisors role has been enthusiastically accepted and is a more effective, efficient and sustainable way to deliver care to this high proportion of people.

A video explaining the service and service user’s views is available here: https://vimeo.com/190540033/3aa1410f0d.

To register for the webinar please click on the link below.
Once you have registered you will be sent a calendar invite containing details on how to join. Please note there are limited spaces for this webinar so attendees will have to register on a first come first serve basis.

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Past Events:

Webinar – MSK Clinical Networks

Dr Ian Bernstein, NHS Ealing CCG, 29 April 2016

Clinical Networks: Transforming Musculoskeletal Care in North West London. To open the narrated slide presentation (powerpoint with audio), please click below.

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Learning objectives, programme and more details are available on the MSK Knowledge Network on Yammer. Please see the “Useful Documents, Tools and Files” section. You can also find the full video version of this presentation and slides-only version there.

 

Webinar – Physiotherapy in Primary Care

Q&A with Andy Lord, 21 June 2016

Presentation on MSK Physiotherapy in Primary Care (Self-Referral to Colocation) led by Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

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Click image to open presentation on Prez.com.

 

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