This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Find out more here

GET INVOLVED

To discuss how you and your organisation can get more involved with The Work Foundation, please contact our partnership team.

Call 020 7976 3509 or email partnership@theworkfoundation.com

CONTACT

Lisa O'Dea
Research Intern
T 020 7976 3538
Email
Ksenia Zheltoukhova
Researcher, Programme Lead (Fit for Work)
T 020 7976 3553
Email

Taking the strain: The impact of musculoskeletal disorders on work and home life

Taking the strain: The impact of musculoskeletal disorders on work and home life

Ksenia Zheltoukhova, Lisa O'Dea and Stephen Bevan
10 December 2012

Lack of positive practice to support people with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in work is leaving hundreds of thousands at risk of lost earnings, reduced productive working time and early retirement, with an accompanying strain on both household incomes and on the UK welfare system. With musculoskeletal disorders being the leading cause of people going onto Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), the report clearly shows what healthcare professionals, employers and policymakers must do to keep individuals with MSDs in active employment.

Back to reports list