Shine Programme - Addressing Musculoskeletal Sickness Absence
The Working Well (WW) project is one of eighteen projects that were first awarded funding in 2010 by the Shine Programme, which is delivered by the Health Foundation - an independent charity working to continuously improve the quality of healthcare in the UK. The project was implemented in February 2010 to address staff sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). During its first year the WW project was delivered to staff in Salford Community Health and NHS Salford. However, due to Transforming Community Services (TCS) and organisational changes, the need to provide WW services shrank. Therefore, whilst the project was funded in its second year by NHS Salford it was moved to SRFT where it was delivered on a smaller scale, as part of existing Occupational Health (OH) services.