Sickness absence cost UK businesses an average of £522 per case
• Organisations we work with benefit from the positive contribution that our joint focus on employee health makes to the delivery of higher quality and lower cost services.
• As a minimum we save £4 for every £1 invested in our occupational health physiotherapy services
“£13 saved for every £1 spent on absence reduction and prevention at Pladis”
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“Connect’s onsite physiotherapy service was effectively & efficiently implemented and resulted in a 40% reduction in absence from work due to musculoskeletal disorders, within the first 4 months of service.”
Amanda Knowles, Previous HR Manager, Fox’s Biscuits
“Connect has provided a professional on-site service for over 10 years. They are flexible to the needs of the business and provide a first-class treatment. As a result, the service far outweighs the cost, with savings of £40-50k made every year.”
Christopher Fairs, Human Resource Manager, Caterpillar
“MSD absence has reduced by 51% in last year implying a cost-saving of £120k pa.”
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MSD is the 2nd biggest cause of days lost in work after cough and colds
“Over 50% reduction in MSD related sickness absence over a two year period and 75% reduction in sickness absence for low back pain in 2016 compared to 2012.”
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“51% reduction in MSD absence – Ave days lost due to MSD prior to new programme being put in place was 1.79 per 6 month period. After new programme average number of days off work reduced by 51% down to 0.88 days over a 6 month period.”
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“Connect undertakes extra initiatives to support our overall health and well-being strategy. The team are very proactive and professional, providing us with invaluable support, assisting with Merseyrail’s overall goal to ensure we all remain fit for the future.” HR Business Partner, Merseyrail | Read full MerseyRail case study
A recent study found that 33.9% of older adults (over 50) with MSD pain also have persistent anxiety issues and 22% have a persistent depression problem
“I feel the exercises contributed to making my hands better and made the work I was doing easier. I found this very helpful and continue to do these exercises to help prevent my symptoms.”
Production Operator, 2 Sisters Food Group
“97% employee satisfaction rates”
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“I had a really positive service. Friendly team, excellent advice, easy to follow an exercise plan and a follow-up plan agreed. Highly recommended.”
Caroline King – Group Head of Brand and Engagement | Torus Group case study
“After my accident, I sat at home for weeks and weeks, thinking my life’s over. Your Occupational Health department helped throughout the long road to recovery, showing me loads of empathy and I can’t thank them enough.”
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Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requires that all employers assess the risks to the health and safety of their employees while they are at work.
“Connect is a highly skilled and knowledgeable business and provides a first-class occupational physiotherapy service”
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“The onsite physiotherapy service provided by Connect has enabled the site to reduce absence related to upper limb disorders by 77% over 3 years.”
HR Business Partner, 2 Sisters Food Group
“There has been a reduction of injuries and claims related to musculoskeletal disorders, by in excess of 10% in 2017/18.”
Group Claims Defensibility & Risk Manager, 2 Sisters Food Group
“I have worked closely with Connect Health and have found them to be a proactive, professional and forward-thinking company who fully support our health & wellbeing agenda. They are committed to helping us to reduce sickness absence costs to our organisation.”
Wellbeing Coordinator, OD & Strategy Team, Wigan Council
Digital health is the norm for many individuals
“We have introduced a new electronic diary system for referrals and appointments. This is a bespoke software system, giving quicker access to appointments and reporting.”
The average time lost for an MSD disorder in the UK is 15 days; screening can, therefore, have a considerable return on investment by intervening at an early stage. Projects have demonstrated a return on investment of 15:1, meaning a £15 saving to the business for every £1 spent.
Connect is developing further its online self- assessment tool, underpinned by a robust clinical algorithm. This supports employees with immediate, appropriate advice and effective signposting for further support where required.
The use of online assessment, in conjunction with interactive exercise prescription and telehealth, is aimed at reducing face to face appointments and subsequently, potentially reducing costs to clients.”
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”.