Life at Connect Health

Read our people stories to find out what life is really like working for Connect Health.


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Life at Connect Health

Read our people stories to find out what life is really like working for Connect Health.


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People Stories

Connect Health has really inspired me to develop my skills, to learn more and be part of something I believe in.

Sonia Ovens, Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist, SWEX (South West Essex) Integrated MSK, Pain and Rheumatology Service describes how working at Connect Health has empowered her to treat patients the way they need to be treated, outside of mechanical constraints.

I love to see the changes we help people to make to their lives, and the benefits in terms of how they feel

Dr Lizzie Doherr, Clinical Lead for Pain Psychology, Lincolnshire Pain Management Service, describes the advantages of moving out of her comfort zone to Connect Health after 20 years in one organisation.

In 10 years, when we look back, I can proudly say I’ve tried to play my part

Alex Beechey, Senior MSK physiotherapist in Herts Valleys tells us how life has changed clinically and personally, during Covid-19.

Connect Health has given me the opportunity to specialise in MSK, to get some significant patient experience and the ability to upskill and challenge myself

Corey Harding, Service Manager for the Herts Valleys MSK service explains how he’s developed his leadership skills and flourished in his career.

Connect is challenging but very rewarding. The flexibility of working around family life has been a huge benefit for me.

Deb Barrett, Community Services and Occupational Health Physiotherapy Team Leader, talks about how Connect has supported the development of her career to date, but also provided great flexibility and work-life balance.

I felt shackled in the NHS and really wanted to work somewhere with less red tape

Philip Barber, Clinical Lead for South West Essex (SWEX) and Developing Consultant Physiotherapist (DCP), talks about his career to date and how the DCP programme is bringing opportunities and career choices to the participants.

Connect Health gives you the chance to learn and develop both personally and professionally – Deputy Head of Physiotherapy

Andy Reilly, Deputy Head of Physiotherapy, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust tells us how his years at Connect Health helped him to become a clinical leader

How Jess became the first person at Connect to progress from graduate to Senior Physiotherapist within 3 years, specialising in women’s health.

Jess Norris, physio in the North East, explains how she became the first person at Connect to progress from graduate to Senior Physiotherapist within 3 years, specialising in women’s health.

How Connect Health welcomed me into the company and gave me the opportunity to advance my career

James Olasunkanmi, MSK Physiotherapist in Croydon, talks about how the clinical journey at Connect Health provides a clear transition from student, Advanced Development.

How Connect Health has been fundamental to my recovery

Rachael Marsden, Senior MSK Physiotherapist, Merton tells her inspirational story, from working in the NHS for 17 years, dealing with a prolonged illness, then joining Connect and blossoming into a brilliant physio and hugely valued and popular team member.

For me, working at Connect has been a whirlwind of learning opportunities

Ian Sinclair, Patient Care Advisor, Dictation and Resource Analyst, tells us about his career at Connect, why he thrives on helping others and how Connect always put patients and colleagues first.

How support from Connect is allowing me to develop my role and further my career in Women’s Health

Kavita Chokshi, Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist, Brent Physiotherapy Service shares her experience of joining Connect from TUPE NHS.

I chose to work at Connect as I felt I could progress quicker despite taking a backward step in responsibility initially

Paul Shawcross, Developing Consultant Physiotherapist, has a clinical interest in the management of musculoskeletal health in the workplace. He talks about how the Developing Consultant Physiotherapist (DCP) programme is enabling him to embed his clinical leadership skills across Connect’s occupational health physiotherapy services.

The Life of an Occupational Health Physiotherapy Team Lead

Pauline Austin, Advanced Practice Physiotherapist and Team Lead writes about her experiences in Occupational Health Physiotherapy after working in the NHS for 13 years. In 2016, Pauline had the opportunity within Connect Health to take up the post of team lead for Occupational Health Physiotherapy (North).

How moving to Connect Health gave me new career opportunities

Katie Fox, Team leader and Specialist Hand Therapist in Herts Valleys, talks about her transition from the NHS to Connect.

How Connect Health gave me the perfect foundations to enhance my career

Alex Beechey, Senior MSK physiotherapist in Herts Valleys was TUPE’d over to Connect in January 2018. He describes the positive challenges of working at Connect, and how it’s given him the perfect foundation for his career.

Connect has really invested in my development

Stephen Swift, MSK Team Leader, Service Transition Manager and Developing Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in Pain Management, talks about moving from the NHS and his development at Connect.

Connect kickstarted my clinical career that had felt stifled for some time

Neil Swift, Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner and Lower Limb Subject Matter Expert discusses his career progression at Connect and his upcoming educational event.

Amy Baines explains how Connect Health completely changed her perception of Occupational Health

Amy Baines, Senior Occupational Health Physiotherapist (Central) talks about her passion for occupational health as a career choice.

Why I’m excited about developing an innovative pain service

Dr Sophie Gwinnett, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Wolverhampton, tells us why she initially chose not to TUPE over to Connect and how since joining the company, is excited about developing an innovative pain service for the organisation.

How Connect Health empowered me with the confidence and opportunities to grow

Read more about Kayleigh Bramley, Estates Procurement Officer’s positive career journey with Connect Health where the opportunities available allowed her to develop and grow so that each day brings something new so that she “never gets the Sunday blues”

My journey from Australia to Newcastle and why I chose Connect

Timothy Raffle, MSK Physiotherapist, Occupational Health based in the North East, talks about his journey from Australia to Newcastle and why he chose a career at Connect