Joint Pain Advice: Impact

Joint Pain Advice (JPA) is a flexible model of care that complements existing roles and services across a variety of health, community and workplace settings. The evaluations below shows that people who access the service benefit from significant improvements in pain, function and ability to carry out activities of daily living, as well as an increase in days physically active.

Our feasibility study of 500 people delivered by physiotherapists in GP settings. A Social Return on Investment evaluation found a return of up to £4.00 for every £1.00 invested. Read our evaluation.

 Delivered by Health Trainers in community settings, in partnership with Charlton Athletic Community Trust, Greenwich Health Trainers and Royal London Borough of Greenwich Healthy Living Service.  Read our final report and case study.

Shropshire Council’s Public Health service Help2Change: This JPA-based programme was delivered by Wellbeing Advisors working across GP practices and community settings. Read our final report.

JPA in the workplace
A feasibility study of almost 500 employees across workplaces in London and Cornwall, in partnership with the Bone and Joint Research Group (Cornwall Royal Hospitals NHS Trust), funded by the Work and Health Challenge Fund. Read our paper that was published in Musculoskeletal Care.

More information about JPA as an intervention to support musculoskeletal health in the workplace can be found here.

Current partners:

  • Vita Health Group
  • Pharmacy on Wheels
  • ExtraCare Charitable Trust
  • Cornwall Council, Healthy Cornwall
  • Richmond and Wandsworth Council
  • Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
  • Lewisham IAPT (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Southwark IAPT (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Richmond Wellbeing Service (East London NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Talk Together Bromley (Bromley Healthcare)
  • Sydenham Garden

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