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Pain: Do You Get It?

20 December 2019

The Pain: Do You Get It? event in Grantham was an awareness-raising public engagement movement encouraging the local community to change how they think, talk and treat chronic pain

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Moving forward from disjointed MSK services to evidence-based integrated pathways

18 December 2019

The last in the series of 2019, Healthcare professionals from across Yorkshire and the North of England joined musculoskeletal (MSK), pain and medical experts, to debate, network and share best practice on treating MSK conditions.

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Connect Health doubles the size of its head office to further enhance patient care

5 December 2019

Following rapid growth, including increasing its workforce by over a third in the last year, Connect Health, has agreed plans with North Tyneside Council to double its head office space at Quorum Business Park.

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Connect Health CIO deploys digital workers to streamline processes

27 November 2019

Connect Health’s Graeme Fletcher speaks on how the contributing factor to staff and patients alike with the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the patient pathway, helping enhance patient care with Thoughtonomy

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Moving Forward: How to commission evidence-based MSK pathways

21 November 2019

Healthcare professionals were invited to a London event earlier this month, to learn, network and share challenges regarding musculoskeletal conditions (MSK), which are responsible for 30.8million lost working days in the UK every year.

Parliamentary launch of Manifesto for Reforming Musculoskeletal Practice – Improving Outcomes, Changing Lives.

21 October 2019

Sir Mike Penning, MP for Hemel Hempstead, hosted a Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons on 16 October, celebrating the launch of an important new report for the sector “The Manifesto for Reforming MSK Practice”.

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Consultant Physiotherapist for the North appointed

16 October 2019

Connect Health is pleased to announce the appointment of a new consultant physiotherapist in the North – Andrew Cuff.

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Connect Health spearheads Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance patient care with Thoughtonomy

24 September 2019

Connect Health continues its significant investment into transforming patient pathways, by subscribing to the Thoughtonomy Intelligent Automation platform, a leading intelligent, cloud-based automation system.

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Connect Health is on the search for talented individuals to help drive innovation and improve patient care

2 August 2019

Connect Health, the leading provider of community musculoskeletal (MSK) services, has launched a new subsidiary company, ‘Smartdust Ltd’ to drive innovation and improve patient care


Musculoskeletal and Pain services are joining up in North Kirklees

29 July 2019

From 1 October 2019, Musculoskeletal (MSK) and pain services in North Kirklees will be joined up and provided by Connect Health.

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Keele and Connect Health launch innovative student mentorship programme in new partnership

12 July 2019

Keele University’s School of Health and Rehabilitation (SHAR) has signed a partnership with Connect Health, the UK’s largest provider of musculoskeletal (MSK) health services.

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Launch of new Social Prescribing Framework for Allied Health Professionals

12 July 2019

Connect Health’s Helen Foster and Aideen Larmer contribute as part of the expert panel in developing a framework for AHPs involved in social prescribing.

NHS Confederation’s IHPN Report “Working together to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan”

9 July 2019

IHPN “Working together to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan” report

NHS Patient Outcomes

New Northumberland MSK and Pain Service announced

12 June 2019

New Joint Musculoskeletal and Pain Service (JMAPS) for Northumberland

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Connect Health to deliver Community Pain Management Service to Lincolnshire

2 April 2019

Lincolnshire residents now have access to an innovative new community pain management service that will be available across the County.

Connect Health celebrates 30 years of improving lives with their “£30k in 30” challenge

13 March 2019

Connect Health is celebrating its 30th anniversary during 2019 and is marking this impressive milestone by linking up with three fantastic charities, to raise £30,000.

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Connect Health appoint new General Manager

7 January 2019

Alasdair Kerr, appointed General Manager of Occupational Health Physiotherapy services will closely support the Executive Team

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Connect Health sign exciting new partnership with Teesside University

28 November 2018

New partnership will drive health care and education in the North East

Patient Outcomes

Connect Health continues investment in digital health to enhance patient care with Physitrack

30 October 2018

Connect Health, the leading independent provider of community musculoskeletal (MSK) services, is rolling out Physitrack, a web and iOS-based exercise app that allows clinicians to engage with patients around high-quality exercises and patient information, throughout the UK.

Connect Health to deliver a Musculoskeletal Service to the population of Croydon

11 September 2018

Connect Health, the largest, specialised independent provider of community MSK (musculoskeletal) services, is delighted to have been selected as the successful bidder for the delivery of the Croydon integrated MSK Physiotherapy service.

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MSK Service praised for “innovation and a culture of ongoing quality improvement” after positive CQC inspection

12 June 2018

Connect Health, the leading independent provider of community musculoskeletal (MSK) services, is delighted to receive an extremely positive CQC report, following a series of announced inspections across the country in addition to the head office in Newcastle, during April and May 2018. Services reviewed were:

Occupational Health Stories

“Connect sets the standard which all Occupational Health services should aspire to” says SEQOHS

19 April 2018

We are delighted to announce that Connect Occupational Health Physiotherapy Service has achieved SEQOHS accreditation for the next 5 years.

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Connect Health’s Helen Robson made the new CSP North East Honorary Chair

9 February 2018

The CSP North Regional Network has a brand new honorary chair. Helen Robson is now in position looking forward to being an ‘on the ground’ local CSP contact.

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New study shows significant quality of life improvements after physiotherapy

9 November 2017

Connect Health is pleased to have accepted for publication in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, early in 2018, the results of a retrospective, multi-centre study of EQ5D outcomes:

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Connect shortlisted for North East Business Award

28 February 2017

The Let’s Grow Award is designed to recognise a company that has demonstrated rapid growth over the last 12 months. Connect impressed the judges with our demonstration of growth in several areas of the business over the past year.

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Connect announces partnership with Leeds Beckett University

28 September 2016

Leeds Beckett and Connect Health, the UK’s leading provider of musculoskeletal services, have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a new clinical – academic organisational partnership. The collaboration harnesses the clinical, educational and research expertise of both organisations to advance the development of physiotherapy and related musculoskeletal therapies.