Physiotherapy service helping NHS staff

Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.
Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

A dedicated physiotherapy service supporting NHS staff with musculoskeletal (MSK) problems says it has been seeing success since it launched in February.

The comments followed a £5 million health and wellbeing initiative announced by NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens, for NHS Staff on Wednesday, at the NHS Innovation Expo in Manchester.

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust pointed out that it is ‘pro-actively’ working with staff to provide early intervention for MSK conditions, preventing injury to keep staff at work and helps plan for individuals to safely return to work.

The Physio For You programme has been running since February this year and is an occupational health musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy service run by the trust.

Navroz Amlani, clinical Physiotherapy Specialist and Occupational Health Physiotherapist at LCHS, said: “We are leading the way here in Lincolnshire with this innovative service. It not only supports the health and wellbeing of individual staff members, but in turn their wider team and the patients we care for.

“Every member of staff has a valuable role to play in the success of our organisation, by providing a wealth of skills and knowledge that cannot be easily replaced or reproduced if they become sick or injured.”

“This service forms part of a comprehensive programme and is assisting in driving down the sickness rate, improving skill retention and increasing morale, directly resulting in the raising of care standards delivered,” he added.