On Monday 4 March 2019, Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS, in partnership with Lancashire County Council held a workforce event looking at reducing Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, such as osteoarthritis hip and knee, back pain and neck pain which all have negative impact on the health of the population and the efficieny of our workforce.
In 2014/15, 9.5m working days were lost due to work related MSK conditions, an average of 17 days lost per person living with the condition. This represents 40% of all days lost due to work-related ill–health, and 33% of long-term sickness absence in England is due to MSK conditions.
Versus Arthritus, a British Charity, prevalence of MSK in the workforce is predicted to rise with 40% of the working age population being thought to have a Long term condition.
The event aimed to:
Raise awareness of the collective talent and energy of Lancashire's workplaces in their efforts to improve employee wellbeing
Understand that by sharing approaches and joining up in our efforts, we may be able to learn and keep improving.
From the day
- Mindsmatter helplines
- Mindsmatter menu of service
- Adult Books on Prescription
- Active lives and healthy weight
- Long term conditions leaflet
- Physiotherapy Works leaflet
- Think Physio Primary Care
- Stall holders contact details