Early intervention: a solution for managing musculoskeletal conditions?

Dr James Chandler, Research & Policy Analyst

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions comprise a wide range of conditions that affect the joints, bones, muscles and connective tissues; they include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing...

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Social prescribing; can it boost employment chances?

Cicely Dudley, Research and Policy Analyst

There is a growing recognition among UK policymakers that a person’s health is not simply determined by their medical status. Fulfilment of social, emotional and practical needs also play a role in...

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Complexities and Challenges: Working with multiple health conditions

Helen Sheldon, Researcher

Our Parliamentary launch of this report could hardly have been better timed to inform the Government’s consultation on its Green Paper on Work, Health and Disability.  Hosted by Lord McKenzie of...

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Why we champion Early Intervention for musculoskeletal conditions

Dr Cathy Garner FSS FRSA, Director of Partnerships

The impact of musculoskeletal conditions (MSKs) on people can be significant.  Conditions that affect mobility and dexterity prevent people from doing what they want and need to do.  Some MSKs are...

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Spotlight on older workers

Dr Cathy Garner FSS FRSA

It was a pleasure to take part in a lively debate at the APPG for Skills and Employment when I gave evidence on older workers and the challenges of retention, re-training and re-skilling. With the...

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Workforce health – a missing piece in the UK productivity puzzle

Karen Steadman

The 37 million people that make up the UK working age population1 are the greatest economic and resource we have. The physical and psychological health of the working age population is often discussed...

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Betting the budget on mental health

Karen Steadman

Sneaking its way onto p60 of the Budget 2015 documents, my colleague alerted me with some excitement to the ‘package of measures to improve employment outcomes for people with mental health...

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Fluctuating conditions, fluctuating support

Professor Dame Carol Black DBE MD FRCP MACP FMedSci

It is estimated that by 2030, four out of ten working age people will have at least one chronic health condition, and some will have several. In many of them the symptoms will fluctuate, often...

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Are we really doing enough to help those most at risk of falling out of the labour market to stay in work

Karen Steadman

'Developing a fluctuating condition in work was devastating for me. I struggled with my manager who failed to understand my condition and constantly questioned my need for support. The stress …led...

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