SHOULDER PAIN – WHERE ARE WE NOW?
Karen Walker-Bone has co-authored this paper which has been accepted for publication in the journal, Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology, with Danielle AWM van der Windt from School of Medicine, Primary Care Centre Versus Arthritis, Keele University. We’ll let you know when it’s been published.
Suzanne Verstappen and Karen Walker-Bone from the MRC Versus Arthritis Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work are co-authors of this new paper about designing and reporting studies on work and MSDs: EULAR Points to Consider (PtC) for designing, analysing and reporting of studies with work participation as an outcome domain in patients with inflammatory arthritis. Boonen A, et al, Ann Rheum Dis 2021;0:1–8. doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-219523 which is currently available online ahead of print.
Professor Stephen Bevan, Head of HR Research at the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) recently took part in a public virtual workshop convened by the National Academies of Sciences entitled: “Exploring Strategies for Sustainable Systems-Wide Changes to Reduce the Prevalence of Obesity”. The workshop included presentations from a diverse range of speakers and was followed by panel discussions about the issues of weight bias, stigma and obesity in the workplace setting. Stephen’s presentation: “Obesity Stigma at Work: improving inclusion and productivity” included published findings from the Health and Employment After Fifty (HEAF) study that found an association between obesity, and particularly severe obesity with adverse employment outcomes, especially in women over 50 years of age. The article is available here.
Professor Karen Walker-Bone was invited to write a feature article for Safety Management A British Safety Council publication, which she did and it was published in the May 2021 edition. The article, which is entitled “Backs for the Future” can be found on pages 26 – 29. The publication can be accessed here.
Karen Walker-Bone gave evidence on behalf of Versus Arthritis in Parliament to the Work and Pensions Select Committee on the disability employment gap today.
We were well represented at the BSR Annual Conference in April with presentations by Stefania D’Angelo and Elena Zaballa and the Heberden’s Round being presented by Karen Walker-Bone
We are pleased to announce that the NIHR report “A case management occupational health model to facilitate earlier return to work of NHS staff with common mental health disorders: a feasibility study.” Vaughan Parsons, Dorota Juszczyk, Gill Gilworth, Georgia Ntani, Paul McCrone, Stephani Hatch, Robert Shannon, Max Henderson, David Coggon, Mariam Molokhia, Julia Smedley, Amanda Griffiths, Karen Walker-Bone and Ira Maddan has been published in Health Technology Assessment Volume 25, Issue 12, February 2021. ISSN 1366-5278. doi: 10.3310/hta25120. The report is available here
RSM Occupational Medicine Section’s webinar
Health and work beyond COVID-19 will be taking place virtually on Wednesday 12 May 2021 via Zoom.
Professor Karen Walker-Bone is an invited speaker at this event. The title of her talk is:
Musculoskeletal health beyond COVID-19
You can find the link to the programme here:
Well done to Lisa Shipway (PhD student, University of Southampton) who passed her PhD viva on 18th March 2021. Her thesis explored return to work following lower limb arthroplasty.
We are pleased to announce that the report “Individualised placement and support programme for people unemployed because of chronic pain: a feasibility study and the InSTEP pilot RCT” has now been published in the HTA journal on the NIHR Journals Library website and can be downloaded here:
The work was undertaken by a study team led by Karen Walker-Bone and Cathy Linaker at the University of Southampton.