Problems with muscle, bones and joints have a habit of getting worse if they’re not treated. Our recently enhanced musculoskeletal service1, with a new digital experience, helps your employees access care without delay or need for a GP referral - and gets them on the road to recovery quicker.
We're working with HBSUK and their multi-disciplinary team of muscle, bones and joints specialists, to give your employees fast access to online appointments with the right clinician - whether that's a physiotherapist or specialist. The clinician they speak to during their video or phone call will assess your employee's symptoms and explain what they could mean.
Working Body is included as part of Advance, our corporate health insurance.
1 Available to members 18 and over.
Problems with muscle, bones and joints are a major cause of sickness absence. In the UK alone, sore backs, joint pain, strained muscles and similar issues are the second most common cause of sickness absence and accounted for 20.8 million working days lost in 20202.
We understand it's important that employees have access to the right support to help their recovery.
Our new digital first approach is based on clinical evidence, getting your employees to the right clinician first time to help speed up their recovery, delivering better health for your people and better value for your corporate scheme.
Our Working Body service gives your employees fast access to online appointments with the right clinician that include:
2 Office for National Statistics - Labour Force Survey 2020
3 Subject to market conditions, due to HBSUK clinicians also working for the NHS.
Your employees won’t have to take time out for a GP appointment. Whether it’s during a lunch break or after the school run, as soon as there's a problem, your employees can simply visit your Wellbeing Hub to self-refer.
They'll be guided to complete an online clinical assessment with muscle, bones and joints specialists HBSUK. The outcome will direct them to book an online appointment with the right clinical expert, whether that's a physiotherapist or an orthopaedic specialist4. All without the need for a GP referral first.
4 Online appointment with; physiotherapist within 24hrs, advanced level physiotherapist within 48hrs and orthopaedic specialist within 72hrs. Mon-Fri 8am - 8pm. Subject to market conditions, due to HBSUK clinicians also working for the NHS.
Your employees are in control with 24/7 access to online service, they can start their journey, manage their appointments; book, rearrange or cancel as needed. They can enter details of their condition ahead of their conversation with the clinician, to get the most out of their appointment.
During their follow-up appointment, employees will be able to view any scans online during their appointment, as well as see their notes and any referral letters, and follow their tailored exercise routine at any time online.
The clinician will recommend next steps be that at home exercises, tests (including scans and X-rays5) that the clinician can efficiently arrange there and then through the service, or refer for onward treatment if necessary.
5 Subject to available healthcare scheme benefits
Your employees don’t need to worry about their online appointments, within the digital service, affecting their out-patient limit, or the number of physiotherapy sessions they're entitled to under your plan, and excess doesn't apply to their online appointments.