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Fri 2 December 2016, 11:00 – 14:00 GMT
Do you have an interest in back pain? Or are you working with patients with back pain? Have you heard about STarT back and would like to learn more?
The Health Innovation Network welcomes the STarT back team from West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) and Keele University to South London on 2nd December. During this session you will:
Hear about the tool and how it can be implemented into practice;
Share experiences of implementing STarT back;
Learn about how barriers to implementation can be overcome.
Over 70% of the population will experience a significant episode of back pain during their lives. Back pain is the most common reason why middle-aged people visit their GP, with one in 12 adults presenting each year with this complaint, representing an estimated annual cost to the NHS of £4.2 billion, and back pain is the second most common reason for sickness absence from work, for persistent disability among adults under 65 and for work-loss among the same group.
Join us to discover how the STarT back tool can help us face up to this challenge.
***Lunch will be provided!***