Supporting Good Musculoskeletal Health for a Productive and Healthy Workpla...

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Objectives of the webinar

The UK has the highest rates of new claims for disability of any of the Organisation of Economic and Commercial Development (OECD) countries with the two most common causes of disability being Musculoskeletal disorders and Mental Health conditions.

The prevalence of MSK in the workforce is likely to increase to 7 million by 2030, as a consequence of our ageing workforce, as older workers are at greater risk of MSK problems.


The topics to be covered in the webinar will be

  • To highlight key challenges and impact of not managing musculoskeletal health of employees, businesses and the economy.

  • To share best practice evidence on the support employers could offer employees to help the workforce remain in work.

  • Raise awareness of MSK health resources and tools available.




Webinar Programme

  • Introduction to the Webinar (2mins) – Ms. Nuzhat Ali, National Lead for MSK Health, PHE

  • Karen Walker Bone, Professor and Honorary Consultant in Occupational Rheumatology, Southampton University (10 Minutes)

  • NHS National Clinical Director for MSK (10 minutes)

  • Case-study examples (20 minutes)

  • Questions and answers (10mins) – Ms. Nuzhat Ali, National Lead for MSK Health, PHE




Registration and joining details

An email with joining details will be circulated shortly after the deadline. Please also note that the webinar will be delivered via Skype for Business. If you do not have Skype for Business installed, web app downloaded or you are experiencing issues logging in, you will also be able to dial in via phone. All details regarding Skype for Business and alternative phone dial in option are included in the forthcoming email.




Contact and further information

If you have any further queries regarding the webinar, please do not hesitate to contact the MSK Health Team on msk.enquiries@phe.gov.uk




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