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Online webinar on the 'Work, health and disability' Green Paper organised by the Department of Health

Webinar  for patients organised by the Department of Health England - Work Health Unit Green Paper Engagement

To be held Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016, From 12:00-13:00

‘’Building on the current service provisions for people with musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions’’.

 The Green Paper - Your chance to help shape the future… Public Consultation Announced

‘Improving Lives – the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper’ was published on the 31 October 2016 by the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health and reflects the Government’s new and ambitious approach to work, health and disability.

In line with Government aims, this document highlights not only the need to join up systems and change attitudes within the welfare system and across the health service,  but also with employers and across the wider society so that more people can benefit from the positive impact on health and wellbeing that appropriate work can bring.

More importantly this marks the start of a public consultation which runs until 17th February 2017 and we would welcome your input. This webinar, delivered by the work and health unit, is part of the consultation process. We want to spark a far-reaching, national debate on the issues and the proposals set out in the document, ensuring that we listen to others so that we can develop our programme of work and understand the role others have to play in driving action forward.

An online survey hosted on Citizen Space also provides a simple and easily accessible way to respond to all consultation questions. 

It can be found at: https://consultations.dh.gov.uk/workandhealth/consult/

Improving Lives – the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper can be found at  http://www.gov.uk/workandhealth

MSK Webinar

Do you use services provided for a Musculo-skeletal condition?

The Work Health Unit would like to work closely with people who have Musculo-skeletal conditions (MSK) in order to identify how and where their current services and support can be improved. We want to make the care of this condition as personal, relevant and impactful as possible, so if you either provide care for a person with MSK or if you yourself suffer from a MSK condition we would really welcome your views.

How can you be involved?

We want to explore a range of ways in which we can improve opportunities and help transform the lives of people with Musculo-skeletal conditions so that their health needs and employment aspirations can be met in the best way possible.

 Looking widely across the current range of services and provision of support for people with MSK, we would like to gather your views on the current services by those who use them. 

 We would welcome your views on:

 How do you access MSK services and could this access be improved?

How can you be assisted to stay in work/return to work after being away from work due to your condition?

How far are your needs being met - linking these to your health and employment outcomes?

How can practitioners (non-specialist health, employability professionals, work coaches) help you with work and health issues?

What next?

To register for this webinar please click on the link below.


Once you have registered you will receive a calendar invite containing details on how to join.

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