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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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5 reasons to look to Connect for Learning and Development

Continued learning and development is important in any profession, but especially a clinical field like physiotherapy where research and new developments mean practitioners are required to keep their methods and knowledge current. In order for Connect to meet with the requirements of the evolving profession, earlier this year we appointed a dedicated Learning and Development […]

Author -    Date - 04/AUG/15   Category - Blog, Physiotherapy, Staff

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Physio and finance meet for an unusual career choice

Here at Connect, we actively encourage our staff to develop their skillset and knowledge; whether this be in their current role or elsewhere within the business. Two of our core values of support and growth, highlight our commitment to the development of each and every one of our employees. One employee who has been keen […]

Author -    Date - 02/JUL/15   Category - Blog, Staff

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NHS calls for political will from new Government

More than 50 NHS Confederation members, including our own Executive Chair Andrew Walton, have written to the Prime Minister, urging the government to secure the future of the NHS with the financial backing it requires. Other signatories of the letter included leaders representing hospitals, mental health trusts, community providers, ambulance trusts, clinical commissioners and other […]

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

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CSP Council 2015 – Why I want to be elected

Our Executive Chair, Andrew Walton, is standing for election to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Council this year. Below, he’s taken some time to outline why he’s standing for council, and what he would hope to achieve if elected.   This year I am putting myself forward for election to the CSP Council, the society’s […]

Author -    Date - 18/MAY/15   Category - Blog

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Connect save AkzoNobel £19.80 for every £1 spent

The relationship between Connect and AkzoNobel goes back a long time. Since 1992, Connect have provided an on-site physiotherapy service at AkzoNobel’s Felling site in Gateshead, supporting employees with musculoskeletal disorders, preventing absence or facilitating a more timely return to work. They recently were awarded the Gold Health at Work award for their commitment to […]

Author -    Date - 11/MAY/15   Category - Blog, Occupational Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy

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Our Pointless Physio

It’s Friday, so time for something a bit more light-hearted! If you watch the popular BBC1 quiz show Pointless, then you may have caught one of Connect’s fantastic Extended Scope Physiotherapists Paul Allan flying the flag for the industry earlier this month, as he appeared on the show on the 4th and 5th of February. […]

Author -    Date - 27/FEB/15   Category - Blog, Staff

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More recognition of our award-winning MSK physiotherapy services

Our recent win in the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) awards has brought us a little bit of fame! Vanessa Haycock, who was the leader of the team that was recognised with the award at the ceremony in November, has been featured in Frontline magazine, the fortnightly magazine for members of the CSP.   It […]

Author -    Date - 20/FEB/15   Category - Blog, Physiotherapy, Primary Care & NHS, Sports & Exercise

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