Updated: Friday, 23rd June 2017 @ 5:56pm

'We can transform mindsets': Manchester company 'bullish' they can rectify 50 MILLION lost work days a year

'We can transform mindsets': Manchester company 'bullish' they can rectify 50 MILLION lost work days a year

| By MM staff

A £10million Manchester-based company is to launch new services that aim to transform the likelihoods of sick and injured people and improve the jobless rates of the UK.

In 2015 49.4 million days were lost in the workplace in the UK through musculoskeletal injuries (MSK), stress, depression and anxiety.

The company, HCML, with its team of healthcare professionals including physiotherapists, psychologists and therapists, will manage early interventions to help individuals with health problems back into work.

Chief Executive Keith Bushnell (top left) said: “By bringing case management into the workplace to create a new service, I’m bullish that our Manchester team will continue to expand at pace.

“Less than half of people out of work for more than six months ever return to work, and that is bad for them, their families, employers and society.

“We can transform the mindset of the man off work for months by treating the depression that work absence may have fuelled, and help save his livelihood.”

The Manchester-based company currently deals with 4,000 injured people at one time ranging from serious and catastrophic injury such as brain and spinal cord injuries, and aims to rebuild lives shattered by road accidents, workplace injury or public amenity accidents.

The company are also set to reveal new services helping long-term sick people get back to work and they plan to manage early interventions once staff have shown signs of unusual absences from work or taken months off work.

Cheadle resident Andy Pepler (above right), head of clinical operations in the firm’s Peter Street office in Manchester, noted Greater Manchester had 5635 road casualties in 2014, creating many serious injuries.

It also had 5138 workplace injuries, of which a quarter were major.

“We opened this office to be close to the people who need us,” he said.

The company’s Manchester office has quintupled in size in the last few years, helping thousands of people through treatment plans and project managed health-care.

“We fix things that traditional occupational health support is not designed for, through speedy intervention and expert action plans based on medical evidence,” added Bushnell.