Airedale NHS improves employees’ productivity

The fast-track physiotherapy treatment at Bradford District Care Trust (part of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust) has resulted in a 60% increase in productivity for staff needing treatment in 2013.

The affected employees, which included school and district nurses, social workers and healthcare support workers, also reported an average reduction in pain of 68%.

Roughly 2,800 staff at Bradford District Care Trust were given access to Physio Med in 2009.


Another section of Airedale NHS, Incommunities, referred 76 employees to Physio Med in 2013. The social housing provider for Yorkshire and the Humber recorded a 31% increase in productivity and 64% reduction in pain for those treated under the scheme.

Joanna Hoban, acting head of service at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust said: “The employees at Incommunities and Bradford District Care Trust all provide vital community services and it is in everyone’s interest to ensure they are fighting fit and able to do their jobs to the best of their abilities.

“By working with Physio Med we are able to provide fast track access to physio treatment and help them to reduce the pain of those conditions and get back to work as quickly as possible, so we are delighted to be able to continue to provide this service.”