Working with the NHS

Working with the NHS

Connect Health has worked in partnership with the NHS for almost three decades and is the largest, independent provider of evidence based, clinically driven community MSK (musculoskeletal) services, including orthopaedics, pain, rheumatology and physiotherapy in the UK.

MSK includes a range of different clinicians, including specialist consultants, helping to diagnose and treat problems with joints, muscles and tendons.

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Working with the NHS

Connect Health has worked in partnership with the NHS for almost three decades and is the largest, independent provider of evidence based, clinically driven community MSK (musculoskeletal) services, including orthopaedics, pain, rheumatology and physiotherapy in the UK.

MSK includes a range of different clinicians, including specialist consultants, helping to diagnose and treat problems with joints, muscles and tendons.

Find out more Get in touch

Right care, right place, right time

Connect is passionate about improving the lives for patients living with MSK conditions.
With a firm focus on delivering the right care in the right place at the right time, Connect is determined to raise the quality and efficiency of MSK and pain community service provision across whole systems.

Our innovative model of care and infrastructure minimises waste, using performance data to achieve 30% service efficiency across our newly mobilised contracts, reducing NHS patients’ average waiting times from 10-12 weeks to just 2-4 days for first contact with a physiotherapist, enabling better outcomes and relieving increasing pressures on primary and secondary care.

Connect and the NHS – working together

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Working in partnership with Nottingham

Connect Health demonstrates further operational efficiencies and improves
patient outcomes.

Working in partnership with Nottingham West CCG and Nottingham North & East CCG (NW & NNE) to provide the MSK service since April 2016, Connect Health is proud to release updated figures relating to efficiencies and outcomes, up to April 2019.

Aims

  • to improve the access to and service user experience of musculoskeletal services (including physiotherapy assessment)
  • Streamline into one single point of access and MSK triage
  • Deliver routine and advanced MSK services in a community setting
  • Reduce costs in secondary care
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Parliamentary launch of Manifesto for Reforming Musculoskeletal Practice – Improving Outcomes, Changing Lives.

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”.