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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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Ward Hadaway Sponsor Bee-Celebrated Awards 2019

5 December 2019

Each year Connect Health organises a ‘Bee-Celebrated’ recognition event to say thank you to all colleagues for their contributions over the last 12 months. We are delighted that this year law firm Ward Hadaway is supporting this important milestone. 

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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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Performance Healthcare and Connect Health working together

3 December 2019

Each year Connect Health organises a ‘Bee-Celebrated’ recognition event to say thank you to all colleagues for their contributions over the last 12 months. We are delighted that this year Performance Healthcare is supporting this important milestone.

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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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Employability support for Thomas Cook staff

3 October 2019

Free sessions to support colleagues in finding new roles/careers in the North East

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

4 September 2019

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

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We get ongoing training, and the support to make decisions to actively improve physiotherapy practices.

14 August 2019

Andrew Burns describes his fast-tracked journey from student, new graduate, ADP and now Senior Physiotherapist with Connect, and why he loves the variety

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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

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

30 July 2019

Paul Shawcross, Developing Consultant Physiotherapist, has a clinical interest in the management of musculoskeletal health in the workplace.

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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

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

5 July 2019

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

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Research, more research, and real life?

25 June 2019

Graeme Wilkes, Medical Director of Connect Health, discusses the clinical outcomes data accumulated by Connect Health with the aim of improving the services for the people with the problems.

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How big conferences can change to make sure our future leaders aren’t excluded

23 May 2019

Andrew Walton, Executive Chair Connect Health, reflects on the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress held 10-13 May 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland

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The Life of an Occupational Health Physiotherapy Team Lead

16 May 2019

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).

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World Confederation for Physical Therapy 2019

13 May 2019

Professor Andrew Walton presents at #WCPT2019 in Geneva for the “We need to talk about data” session on Saturday 11 May, 16.00-17.30. Professor Andrew Walton, Executive Chair, Connect Health asked to present at the “We need to talk about data

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The 30-year itch – The evolving story of Connect Health and how my approach to MSK health has changed

20 April 2019

Two-part blog by Prof Andrew Walton, Executive Chair, Connect Health, reflecting on challenges and achievements over the last 30 years, in celebration of the organisation’s 30th anniversary year.

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

15 April 2019

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

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If not us, then who? If not now, then when?

28 March 2019

Martin Ongwen, Orthopaedic Manual Therapist and Movement Dysfunction Specialist, from Kenya, reflects on his impact at the #TheBigRs conference last year, the trip that followed and his latest thoughts

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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The Connect Health story – company overview

7 February 2019

See our new company overview which aims to bring Connect Health to life in one brochure, in terms of the services we provide, the patients we support, the people that work here and the importance of what we do.

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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

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Adding direction and opportunity to physiotherapy career pathways at Connect Health

2 October 2018

Steve Nawoor, Consultant Physiotherapist at Connect Health discusses the detailed work undertaken to enhance career structures and develop the profession Since joining Connect Health in January 2018, one of the key projects to undertake and implement has been the introduction

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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:

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Bee-inspired leadership conference on international day of happiness

29 March 2018

Andrew Walton, Executive Chair, reflects on our leadership conference held on 20 March.

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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.