Musculoskeletal Toolkit launched : GMUSC work with Public Health England and Business in the Community to help Employers support people with MSK conditions

The GMUSC National Action Alliance, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA), worked with Public Health England and Business in the Community to develop a new toolkit for employers in the workplace. This launched recently at the Health and Wellbeing at Work Conference in the NEC on 7th March 2017. Musculoskeletal conditions are an important consideration for businesses as they are a leading cause of pain and disability in the UK, affecting many employees.

This toolkit provides practical advice for employers regarding employee musculoskeletal health and reducing workplace absence (content supported by Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA). It is relevant to all employers, irrespective of your size, sector or stage on your journey. The toolkit is designed to help employers take positive actions to build a culture that champions good mental and physical health and provide a greater understanding of how to help those who need more support. For larger organisations, the toolkits are also useful resources to share with businesses in your supply chain and across your network.

The musculoskeletal toolkit is a simple step-by-step guide dealing with back, neck, muscle and joint pain at work. It will help employers access the best free resources that are available for their organisation and employees.

You can access the toolkit from the Business in the Community website.

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