Martin Eccles our Business Relationship Manager is looking forward to attending the CMSUK Conference this year.  Being held on 22nd and 23rd November at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel the theme this year is ‘Innovation and Evidence Based Practice’.  There will be a 2 day programme of talks and Gala Dinner and Martin welcomes an opportunity to catch up for a coffee and chat with other delegates who may be attending.

Do feel free to get in touch with Martin on 07495 780864 or alternatively drop him an email meccles@curianmedical.co.uk

#conferences #CMSUKConf2018 #Rehabilitation

World Mental Health Day 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognises World Mental Health Day on 10th October every year. A reminder for us all to support each other – your mental health matters!

The WHO Global Burden of Disease Survey estimates that mental disease, including stress-related disorders, will be the second leading cause of disabilities by the year 2020. Statistics from the centre for mental health highlight stress costs £8.4 billion a year in sickness absence. The average employee takes seven days off sick each year of which 40 per cent are for stress or mental health problems. This adds up to 70 million lost working days a year, including one in seven directly caused by a person’s work or working conditions; £15.1 billion a year in reduced productivity at work. ‘Presenteeism’ accounts for 1.5 times as much working time lost as absenteeism and costs more to employers because it is more common among higher-paid staff; and £2.4 billion a year in replacing staff who leave their jobs because of stress.

Research has shown that levels of stress at work can be contagious, affecting all members of staff (Barley & Knight, 1992), with detrimental effects to the productivity of the workplace and the individuals themselves.  Additionally, empirical evidence highlights that the experience of stress has been increasing exponentially over the years (Barley & Knight, 1992).

Subsequently, research has aimed to understand the impact of work stress through considering both the individual (Blonk et al., 2006), and the role of the working environment (see Barley & Knight for a review). More specifically, the role of the individual in coping with these stressors has been investigated with research highlighting individual differences in emotional, cognitive and physiological coping skills determine the levels of stress experienced (e.g. Rotter, 1960; Katz & Kahn, 1966; Caplan, 1983).

We know that most individuals routinely encounter challenges and setbacks in the workplace and hence workplace resilience training has shown to have the potential to improve employees’ stress and work performance (Martin, 2005; Youssef & Luthans, 2007). A higher level of resilience in employees has been associated with greater job satisfaction, work happiness and organisational commitment (Youssef & Luthans, 2007). Face-to-face resilience training within government organisations has been found to improve employee’s self-esteem, sense of control over life events, sense of purpose in life and interpersonal relations (Waite, 2004).

More specifically, Youssef and Luthans (2007) assessed the effectiveness of an intervention resilience programme that aimed to reduce the subjective experience and effects of work-related stress. The results highlighted that, post-intervention, individuals had reductions in perceived workplace and home/work stress. The data suggest that relatively short interventions with individual follow-up can reduce perceptions of stress even where workplace stressors have not changed.

This previous work highlights that resilience and resiliency training, has a positive effect on innate resilience/reintegration, selected resilient qualities (self-esteem, locus of control, purpose in life, and interpersonal relations), and job satisfaction: improving both the individuals levels of stress experienced and subsequent performance at work.

Article written by Dr Abigail Lucas – National Clinical Lead for Psychology and Psychotherapy

More exciting news!!!!!

Curian Medical are definitely having an exciting October.  Not only have we recently launched our Fixed Price Surgery and Further Treatments service but we have heard the news that we have been shortlisted for ‘Rehab Provider of the Year’ at The Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2018.

We are super excited and proud and looking forward to attending the awards ceremony which is now in its eleventh anniversary year.

The event is being held on 28th November 2018 at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester.

Good luck to everyone shortlisted for an award!

#curianreveal – The wait is finally over!

Finally the 1st October is here and all of us at Curian Medical are both super excited and super proud, to announce the launch of our Surgical and Further Treatments Fixed Fee Service!

Having worked within the personal injury and medico legal sector for over 7 years we are privileged to work with some of the most innovative and market leading medical reporting organisations, solicitors and insurers.  We understand that our customers look to Curian for a streamlined service that delivers a timely and competitively priced diagnostic and rehabilitation service for their patients and all delivered with a personal touch.

So what does this new service offer for clients?

With immediate effect we have put in place fixed fees on the most commonly requested surgical procedures and further treatments. These will be available at up to 100 sites within our network, UK wide!

In addition, we believe that we are the first independent rehabilitation organisation to offer this fixed fee surgery service within the industry, and we want everyone to know about it!

Alongside our current fees for diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation we will be providing our customers with fixed fees for these commonly requested procedures therefore removing the process of having to obtain quotations.  I’m sure our customers will agree with us that the benefits will be apparent instantly, saving you both time and money!

Some of the features of the new package pricing include;

* the accommodation and meals at the hospital for as long as the patient is required to stay at the hospital as advised by the Consultant

* the nursing care while the patient is being treated at the hospital

* theatre fees, healthcare professionals operating fee, anaesthetist fees, drugs and dressings

* basic walking aids where clinically required (such as walking sticks or crutches and wheelchairs for use in the hospital)

* take-home drugs advised by the Consultant

* removal of stitches, dressings or plaster, if required

* post operative physiotherapy, if necessary

* one follow-up consultation with the Consultant, where clinically required

Whilst the new fixed fee products may not appear familiar to some, our dedicated team are on hand to steer our customers, both new and existing, through any queries they may have.

Martin Eccles, our Business Relationship Manager will be liaising closely with our customers over the course of the next few days and looks forward to an opportunity to discuss the benefits of this new service in further detail.

Any queries regarding our exciting news, please do feel free to contact Martin via his mobile 07495 780864 or email meccles@curianmedical.co.uk