Over 8.9 million days are lost to musculoskeletal conditions each year which equates to an average of 18.4 working days lost per case. Musculoskeletal conditions are the second biggest cause of workplace absence after coughs and colds and there is an knock on effect as additional pressure is placed on colleagues as they strive to ‘take up the slack’ that is inevitable when absences occur
Absence is expensive. Costs relate not only to the employee directly affected but other costs are often involved such as overtime, finding short to medium term replacements and training costs Employees from 45+ are at a greater risk of developing an MSD and cases of presenteeism are commonplace, with employees in pain unable to work to their full capacity. This presents a greater risk of injury at the workplace and tends to longer bouts of absence overall
It’s been shown that the average return on investment for every £1 spent on MSK health equates to between £3 and £8
PFO allows appointments to be booked 24/7 with extended clinic hours 08:00 to 21:00hrs daily. There are no waiting lists and no GP referral is needed. Same day appointments are often available, reducing the impact of delays.
There is strong evidence that fast access to personalised assessment and advice reduces long term pain and suffering, which has the potential benefit of significantly reducing absence costs. Appointments are extremely convenient; patients can not only choose the date and time but also the location – at home in the evening or at the workplace during the day for example.
PFO provides video Physiotherapy appointments for easy access to expert clinicians. Established for over 6 years the system is based on ‘NHS gold standards’ and adapted for online use. Our team of Chartered Physios have been trained to provide a skilled assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in an online setting for MSK related issues such as sprains, strains and bad backs. Additional dedicated specialist appointments are also available for Women’s Health, incontinence and neurology.
Video assessments have been shown to be safe and effective and they offer maximum convenience for both employer and employee. Our service is currently available for the general public via the Boots website and is fully GDPR compliant.
We can support your business by giving your staff fast access to online healthcare within the comfort of your employees own home or work place. Patients can book an appointment instantly through our innovative online booking system. They can access a Physiotherapy appointment to get the right advice within minutes of booking via video link. Evidence shows that getting personalised advice fast is key for a speedy recovery and reducing sickness absence and worry. Access to a NHS GP, a Psychologist, a CBT therapist, a Counsellor can all be arranged.
This rapid support helps your workforce avoid long term chronic pain and illness, ease worry and guide patients in to the correct treatment protocol. In our ever busier lives this online support is becoming invaluable to patients and companies to support their bodies and minds. This naturally enhances productivity and wellbeing in your business.
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The complete healthcare solution helps businesses to alleviate the strain and associated cost of absence. This on demand service is fast becoming the new way to enhance staff retention and improve employee wellbeing.
This year, UK businesses will spend an average of £720 for every person in their organisation due to time taken off work. With increasing demands for GP appointments many patients are resorting to online or private GP appointments for ease of booking and no or reduced travel time.
With 16 million people in the UK suffering from mental illness every year and the NHS spend on mental health reducing. Patients have the ability to get fast, excellent, compassionate care in the privacy of their own home.
8.9 million working days are lost due to MSK disorders, on average losing an employee for 17 days. Persistent pain reduces productivity and efficiency, resulting in a less effective workforce.