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EVENT: Musculoskeletal disorders – The true extent of the societal burden

Monday, 10 December 2012

The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD

Speakers include:

James Wolfe, Deputy Director for Health, Work and Wellbeing, Department for Work and Pensions
Phil Gray, Chief Executive, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Clare Jacklin, Director of External Affairs, National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
Dr John Chisholm, RCGP Council Member and Health and Work Lead
Stephen Bevan, Director, Centre for Workforce Effectiveness, The Work Foundation

The context:

With the Government’s response to the Sickness Absence Review expected shortly, and debate on where employment features in the proposed Commissioning Outcomes Framework, this event will address the impact of musculoskeletal disorders and the implications for long-term health care and welfare spending.

Our new report includes new patient survey data and is part of a major study conducted by The Work Foundation across over 30 European countries. This report looks at the impact that MSDs have on the lives of UK workers, the adequacy of the treatment and support they receive, and the human and financial costs of these conditions.

Questions to be addressed:

What is the wider impact of MSDs on the households?

What are the implications of chronic disease for job quality, skills development and social mobility?

What can employers, policymakers and the NHS do to join up in tackling the devastating impact of MSDs in the UK?

This initiative is supported by a grant from the healthcare company Abbott

To book a place at this event, contact Alice Holland on 0207 976 3513 or and include your name, job title, organisation, email address and phone number.




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