Occupational Health Services
Employee ill-health and sickness absence is a drain on any firm’s productivity. Yet early intervention and investment in wellbeing initiatives, including physiotherapy, can save money and improve productivity.
This is supported by research carried out by Pricewaterhouse Coopers. They found consistent evidence that health and wellbeing initiatives by 55 UK employers, ranging in size from 70 to 100,000+ employees, resulted in reduced absence rates and improved productivity. One employer experienced a return of £34 for every £1 they invested, in terms of reduced absence rates and improved retention by providing physiotherapy for their staff.
Another example of the effect of Occupational Health investment is York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It cut its long-term sickness rates by more than 40% through early intervention with physiotherapy and psychotherapy. The number of staff off work for more than four weeks dropped from 99 to 57 and the numbers off sick for more than three months dropped from 52 to 28. Trust's return on investment was 2:1.
Employers that have taken steps to address health and wellbeing report the following perceived benefits:
- reduced sickness absence, compensation claims and use of temporary staff
- increased productivity
- improved staff retention
- increased employee satisfaction
- improved competitiveness and profitability
Occupational Health Injuries
A survey of more than 2000 employees, conducted by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy found:
- 36 per cent worked through their lunch break and a quarter took no breaks at all during the day on a regular basis.
- 31 per cent of workers experience pain at work at least once a week, with back pain reported as the most common physical problem (65 per cent) followed by shoulder pain (37 per cent) and neck pain (37 per cent).
Undoubtedly musculoskeletal disorders are one of the biggest causes of sickness absence. These are a group of conditions characterised by pain and loss of function. Symptoms may include lower back pain, neck pain, joint injuries, muscular aches and strains and non specific arm pain (commonly known as RSI).
On any given day these conditions account for just over one third of the total time taken off sick from work. That they are also easy to address with low cost and effective timely physiotherapy interventions.
How does Physiotherapy work?
Physiotherapists can help employers keep their staff safe, healthy and performing well by:
- preventing people taking time off sick in the first place
- getting people back to work on normal duties
- facilitating a managed return to work if alternative or modified duties are required
- delivering a cost effective service for employers
The JSSC offers a range of Occupational Health Services. This ranges from onsite physiotherapy, off site physiotherapy, work station assessments, education and health promotion and links to Mindfulness, stress management to mention but a few.
Please contact us and lets begin to make your workforce more healthy and productive.
Sleep plays a pivotal role in good health and well-being throughout life. Getting enough good quality and refreshing sleep at the right times can help protect mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
Although some stress is inevitable in life, people are capable of changing how they perceive and respond to stressful situations. Appropriate physiotherapy education and advice along side specific exercises can really help.
+ Our Qualifications
Our Physiotherapists are members of The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE) is a Professional Network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
We work to improve the health and wellbeing of all staff so that they can do their jobs efficiently and effectively. We improve work design through ergonomics, to make work tasks comfortable and safe.
We work in diverse settings, including Service Industries, Offices, Retail, Healthcare, Ergonomics Consultancies, Public Sector and Private Practice. We already have contracts in place with a number of Jersey businesses. We can help improve the safety, comfort and performance of the working population to reduce accidents and sickness absence, improve productivity and performance.
The Jersey Sports & Spinal Clinic is open to all, not just those with private medical insurance.
From 01 May 2015 our Self Funding fees are as follows:
£110 for an initial assessment of up to 1 hour. £60 for each 30 minute follow up session. We politely request that your account be settled at the time of your treatment. Any fees not settled at the time of your treatment will incur a £5 administration fee.
PRIVATE INSURANCE POLICY HOLDERS
The Jersey Sports & Spinal Clinic has separate contractual arrangements (including funding agreements and duration of appointments) in place with all major insurance companies.
The Jersey Sports & Spinal Clinic and its therapists are registered with all major insurance providers. Your policy exists between you and your insurance company. Should your insurance company require a written GP referral, please ensure that this is obtained and forwarded prior to treatment as, without it, you will be liable to pay all costs in relation to your treatment.
In most cases, or unless you tell us otherwise, your Insurance Company will be billed directly following your treatment. In order for us to do this, you mustprovide us with all relevant policy numbers and authorisation numbers at the time of your initial consultation. Therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure that your treatments are pre-authorised as treatment started prior to this may not be covered by your insurance company. In the event that you do not provide us with your insurance details, we politely request that you settle the fee in full at the end of your consultation. We will provide you with a receipt so that you may then recoup it directly from your insurer.
In the event that the private medical insurance ceases to fund your care, the self funding rate will then be applied.
The Jersey Sports & Spinal Clinic Ltd will not accept responsibility for shortfalls or excesses in your policy or any charges imposed by your insurance company as a result of you failing to attend booked appointments.
When telephoning Bupa for pre-authorisation, please quote our unique Bupa Provider number 80010129 and not the individual therapist treating you.
When telephoning AXA PPP for pre-authorisation, please quote our unique Group Practice number H86730 and not the individual therapist treating you.