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02.05.22 Connect Health assists the CSP in their Stronger My Way campaign

Connect Health assists the Stronger My Way campaign by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) which is built on insight from professionals and people living with long term conditions.

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23.05.22 Esteemed rheumatology leader joins Connect Health to champion urgent gulf in community care for the condition

Professor Bhaskar Dasgupta brings over 40 years of clinical and academic experience to Lead Consultant role.

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07.07.22 Connect Health are delivering quality MSK care in community services

Connect Health has recently been featured in the Institute of Osteopathy magazine – Osteopathy Today.

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11.08.22 More than just a ticked box? Discussions about healthcare inequality are just rhetoric, unless we create real change

Mini Kaur Mangat, Head of Patient Engagement at Connect Health, reflects on how we can properly tackle the issues at hand and begin making a real difference.

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12.08.22 Connect Health Limited commended for leadership commitment to quality management systems

International quality recognition with ISO9001:2015 success.

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14.09.22 Connect Health Head of Rheumatology, Michael Dare, features in the latest edition of Frontline Magazine

Connect Health’s Head of Rheumatology, Michael Dare, was featured in the latest edition of Frontline Magazine, a physiotherapy magazine for CSP members.

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29.09.22 Enhancing the digital journey for our patients and colleagues

“My year as a Topol Digital Fellow” – a blog by Helen Robson, Clinical Integration and Transformation Lead at Connect Health.

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10.10.22 Who do you think you are? Having greater awareness of yourself may improve emotional wellbeing, advises expert

One in four experience a mental health problem each year with financial uncertainties set to exacerbate depression and anxiety.

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14.10.22 IHPN celebrates AHPs Day

Connect Health colleague, Rebecca Gray, featured in IHPN’s short report of inspiring stories of AHPs working all across the independent healthcare sector. Published on AHPs Day to celebrate the fantastic role they play in delivering care to millions of patients every year.

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25.10.22 Competitive swimmer & rehabilitation therapist advises ‘slow and steady’ Covid recovery approach

Swimmer Joshua Yon managed to bounce back – gently – from an ill-timed bout of Covid to compete for the island of Saint Helena this summer, achieving a season-best performance – and is advising other amateur athletes to trust their bodies and not go ‘all out’ when overcoming Covid.

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02.11.22 “Age is an attitude”: 75-year-old’s weight training regime eases her chronic pain and helps her create two-decade ‘life plan’

Geraldine credits special bond with Connect Health sports therapist Charlotte, 24, with revitalising her outlook.

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09.11.22 Quality Improvement (QI) is not new, but it is not commonplace in Musculoskeletal (MSK) or community services

Ahead of the forthcoming webinar showcasing our Quality Improvement (QI) journey here at Connect Health, being hosted by Evidence4QI, Andrew Cuff (Head of MSK, Connect Health) shares some thoughts on the value of QI.

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09.11.22 IHPN Net Zero report

Connect Health features in independent health sector’s report “Clearing the air – How the independent healthcare sector is working to achieve “net zero” by 2035.

IHPN Report

 

10.02.23 National Apprenticeship Week 2023 

Connect Health is currently supporting 25 colleagues as they complete apprenticeships in a range of different subjects.

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16.02.23 Fast-track graduate scheme offers roles throughout England with UK-leading community healthcare provider

Connect Health’s one-of-a-kind scheme plays an essential role in upskilling the nation’s MSK workforce.

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28.02.23 Putting patients at the centre with Personalised Care

Connect Health named the first healthcare provider to roll out mandatory staff training from the Personalised Care Institute.

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Customer news

01.04.22 Connect Health chosen to partner with Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust in delivering Mental Health IAPT services to East Riding community

Connect Health has been successfully awarded a new IAPT contract with Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust.

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11.04.22 Shaping our services to address health inequalities in Camden

Connect Health has shaped services to overcome the barriers of different communities in accessing services and participating in physical activity.

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06.05.22 Connect Health partners with Leva Clinic’s Digital Pain Management Programme

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10.08.22 Oxfordshire Community Musculoskeletal (MSK) service contract awarded to Connect Health

New service will support thousands of patients in Oxfordshire living in pain.

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22.09.22 Connect Health talk to Frontline Magazine about personalized care in South Tyneside

In the latest edition of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s Frontline magazine, two of our team talk about personalised care in South Tyneside.

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Events

04.05.22 Connect Health Change webinar: Quality assuring the multi-disciplinary MSK workforce

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20.07.22 Connect Health Change webinar: Community rheumatology services – now essential for 2022/23

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04.10.22 Connect Health Change webinar: Workforce capacity – solving the supply and demand puzzle

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08.02.23 Connect Health Change webinar: Community MSK – how to alleviate elective care pressures

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28.02.23 Graduate Development Programme webinar #1

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01.03.23 Connect Health Change webinar: Can health coaching reduce primary care pressure and improve patient outcomes?

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02.03.23 Graduate Development Programme webinar #2

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Connect Health People Stories

19.04.22 Connect’s Graduate Development Programme challenged me (in a good way!)

Joana Rodrigues, Senior MSK Clinician in Pain Services at Connect Health, tells us about how the Lincolnshire Pain team helped to support and encourage her towards a Senior Clinician role after joining the Graduate Development Programme (GDP).

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24.05.22 Why I chose rheumatology as my career? … my answer ‘‘why not rheumatology?’’

Professor Bhaskar Dasgupta, Rheumatology Lead Consultant, tells us about why he’s joined Connect Health, his career to date and how the need to develop community care rheumatology capabilities is urgently required.

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23.06.22 With regards to the multi-disciplinary workforce, Connect Health are leaders

Samuel Morris, Clinical Lead, Osteopath, Northwest Clinical Assessment and Treatment service (NWCATs), tells us a little about the highlights of his career to date and why he made the move to Connect Health.

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14.07.22 The support of Connect Health with CPD progression is amazing

Jonathan James, Senior MSK Clinician and Rehabilitation Therapist, describes how he has progressed his career with Connect Health and how it’s given him a more holistic approach and view of things.

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09.08.22 Connect Health thrives on change and new ways of thinking

Dr Marwan Al-Dawoud, National Sports and Exercise Medicine Doctor, describes his experience of Connect Health’s multi-disciplinary approach.

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29.08.22 I didn’t want to go back to uni and do a physio masters – then Connect came along and paved the way for me

Sadie Pinchbeck, Senior MSK Clinician/Sports Therapist and Team Leader at Darlington MSK, tells us more about her achievements and how Connect Health is really driving the change for sports therapists.

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22.09.22 Connect Health is an equal rights and opportunities employer

Connect Health is an equal rights and opportunities employer and today, we ask Senna Bhatti, Patient Care Advisor, about her experiences in the workplace, the barriers she has overcome and look to the future.

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06.10.22 I wouldn’t have had the opportunities I’ve had at Connect Health anywhere else

Sam McIntyre, Head of Operations North, NHS services tells us about her amazing achievements during her 22-year career at Connect Health, and how she loves the variety, opportunities and the work life balance.

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26.10.22 It’s great to be a part of the Connect Health family

Karen Milsom, Clinical Specialist and Occupational Therapist at Connect Health Pain Services talks about her dual training in physical and mental health, and the benefits of working in an experienced multi disciplinary team.

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22.11.22 I trained to be a chiropractor and MSK is where my passion lies

Michael Parkin, Advanced MSK practitioner, Chiropractor at North West CATs (Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service) tells us about how moving from private practice to Connect Health has opened up amazing opportunities for training and advancement.

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08.02.23 Having the drive to help people is rewarding and keeps me going

Kane Bertram, Junior Application Support Analyst at Connect Health, tells us about how he started out in Patient Care Coordination and progressed to his current position in Information Management Technology.

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09.03.23 Trying to make things better for patients is what I enjoy

Charlie Reed, Quality Support Advisor at Connect Health, explains how he started as a temp, has been promoted in just a year, and has had opportunities to travel and see the patient experience first hand.

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Patient stories

09.05.22 Patient story – Petra: You do more in the group exercise classes, you do it properly and you meet new people

Petra Jahn, 63 from Milton Keynes tells us, after 5 operations on her hip and being off-work for 4 years, how her health is gradually improving through group exercise classes.

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27.10.22 Patient story – Tina: The support has been invaluable and I’m forever grateful to Connect Health’s Counselling service

Tina, 47, was suffering from PTSD, depression, low self worth and feelings of a loss of identity alongside ME. But with the help of her counsellor she was able to talk, be listened to and was offered tips and advice.

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02.11.22 Patient story – Geraldine: Connect Health has restored faith in my own ability

Geraldine Vinall, 75 from Milton Keynes, explains how living with back and neck pain all her adult life has been transformed by attending the Connect Health group exercise classes at her local gym.

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02.12.22 Patient story – Kelly: Connect Health’s Counselling service allows patients to be heard and feel like they have someone to talk to

Kelly, from Hertfordshire, was suffering from depression and anxiety when she came to Connect Health. Her counsellor was able to help her to find her way.

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