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National Stress Awareness Day 2015

At Connect, we understand the importance of a happy workforce and the effect that stress can have on both professional and personal life. As part of National Stress Awareness Day 2015, we have put together a few tips to help to manage stress, including advice on how to ‘keep moving’ at work and the positive effect […]

Author -    Date - 04/NOV/15   Category - Blog

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Connect at the Rugby World Cup 2015!

Throughout the first two weeks of October, the Rugby World Cup 2015 rolled into Newcastle, taking over the traditional football stronghold of St James’ Park as the fans from as far afield as New Zealand and Samoa rolled into town. England might have disastrously crashed out of the competition early, but Connect still had representation […]

Author -    Date - 30/OCT/15   Category - Blog, Dr Graeme Wilkes, Sports & Exercise

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Use of clinical audit to improve quality between providers

Ensuring strong clinical governance principles are embedded into physiotherapy practice is essential for safe and effective healthcare. As part of our commitment to this, at this year’s Physiotherapy UK conference our very own National Clinical Manager, Aimee Robson, presented a poster under the leading change theme. Due to the content, Aimee’s poster was also one […]

Author -    Date - 21/OCT/15   Category - Blog

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Older People’s Day 2015

Happy Older People’s Day; a day dedicated to honouring our older population! Often growing older is portrayed as a negative or something to be dreaded, however today is all about celebrating older people’s achievements and the contribution they make to society. By 2035 it is estimated that 23% of the UK will be aged 65 and over, so […]

Author -    Date - 01/OCT/15   Category - Blog

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Health and Care Innovation Expo 2015

Earlier this month, Executive Chair of Connect, Andrew Walton, attended the annual Health and Care Innovation Expo; an event which unites individuals from health and care, the voluntary sector, local government and industry to discuss innovation and share best practice in the sector. With the NHS Five Year Forward View as this year’s theme, sessions […]

Author -    Date - 22/SEP/15   Category - Blog

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World Physical Therapy Day and the Big Physio Survey

Today is World Physical Therapy Day; a day aimed at highlighting the contribution Physical Therapists make in keeping people well, mobile and independent. Founded by the World Confederation for Physical Therapists (WCPT), this year’s theme is all about ‘Fulfilling potential’ and emphasises the important part that physical therapists play in helping people to achieve their […]

Author -    Date - 08/SEP/15   Category - Blog, Physiotherapy

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One of our favourite things

At Connect, we like to reward our staff for their contribution to the company, especially when they have done a particularly good job or even if they just deserve a good pat on the back. For this reason we introduced ‘My Favourite Things’, which allows us to reward employees with something they have chosen themselves. […]

Author -    Date - 01/SEP/15   Category - Blog, Staff

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The next steps for graduates in their MSK career

Connect provide a number of opportunities for both new and experienced physiotherapists in the profession. Our Graduate and Accelerated Development Programme provides opportunities for newly qualified physios and enables them to gain experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, whilst receiving relevant support and supervision from clinicians. But don’t just take our word for it – we interviewed […]

Author -    Date - 26/AUG/15   Category - Blog, Physiotherapy, Staff

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Get on your bike!

The surge of support for cycling since Bradley Wiggins’ double triumph in 2012 shows no sign of abating, with Chris Froome now leading the UK charge in the Tour de France, and the British cycling team aiming for top spot at the Rio Olympics next year. Many people though are put off by the cost […]

Author -    Date - 21/AUG/15   Category - Blog

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Crystal Maze Away Day

The beginning of last month saw Connect host its annual away day; an event aimed at bringing senior management, office staff and physios together for a day of team building activities and fun. The event took place at Newcastle Racecourse and began with speeches from our Senior Management team, who discussed the yearly performance and […]

Author -    Date - 13/AUG/15   Category - Blog, Staff

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