The MRC Versus Arthritis Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work has contributed to new Association of Anaesthetists guidelines with colleagues from the Society of Occupational Medicine, entitled : “Better musculoskeletal health for anaesthetists. The full guidelines can be found here.
Led by Dr Elaine Wainwright and with contributions from two other Centre members, Prof Steve Bevan and Prof Karen Walker-Bone, a review has recently been accepted to the prestigious journal “Pain” entitled: Pain, work and the workplace: A topical review.
Professor Karen Walker-Bone’s interview can be read here
SHOULDER PAIN – WHERE ARE WE NOW?
Karen Walker-Bone has co-authored this paper which has been published online 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. The article can be found here.
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;80:1116–1123. doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-219523 Boonen A, et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2021;80:1116–1123. doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-219523
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.
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