RehabWorks, the award-winning healthcare business headquartered in Bury St Edmunds, is to become a market-leading joint entity with Crystal Palace Physio Group.
The acquisition of Crystal Palace Physio Group has been formally completed in recent days by Archimed SAS, a health-focused private equity fund which owns RehabWorks and which also acquired Right Corecare in 2015.
With a turnover circa £6million, and a network of 12 sites in London and the South East, the newly acquired physiotherapy business is a specialist provider of Musculoskeletal (MSK) services to both the corporate and NHS markets.
Derrick Farrell, CEO of RehabWorks, will head up the combined entity.
He said: “We are very pleased to be announcing the coming together of RehabWorks and Crystal Palace Physio Group.
“This is an important step in our ongoing journey of respected healthcare provision, and in pushing the business towards becoming the leading UK provider of Musculoskeletal and Mental Health solutions.”
Mr Farrell believes the expertise and experience within the Crystal Palace Physio Group will be invaluable for the intentions of the combined business.
He added: “The NHS represents a growing opportunity for our chosen disciplines, and the ability to set up an owned network to support our growing corporate proposition will become more important over the coming years.
“Merging our businesses will be done in a careful and considered way to ensure our staff and customers benefit from the emerging operating model.”
Stuart Paterson, the current managing director and owner of Crystal Palace Physio Group, will remain with the combined business. He will join the Board with immediate effect.
Commenting on the acquisition activity, Stuart said: “Joining the business clearly represents an exciting opportunity to create a national brand across target markets.
“The culture and brand of Crystal Palace Physio Group has always been important to us, and in RehabWorks, we believe we have found a partner that is very much aligned with our vision.”
He added: “The combined size of the organisation, along with the backing of Archimed will continue to ensure the long-term success of the business.”
The combined businesses will now have a staff-force of 334, across 20 sites around the UK.
RehabWorks already has centres in Bury St Edmunds, Manchester, Fareham, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Glasgow, Rotherham and Swindon.
RehabWorks has further strengthened its Executive Team with two new appointments.
Kathleen Heekin joins in the role of Operations Director and Jane Muston in the role of Clinical Director, Mental Health. Kathleen brings a vast amount of Board level operational management experience gained in the Healthcare Sector over the last 20 years having previously worked in senior positions for Bupa and more latterly Optima Health.
Jane brings a wealth of experience as both a senior business leader and as an expert mental health practitioner. Jane is an experienced mental health clinician with 20 plus years of delivering evidence based preventative and treatment interventions at both an individual, team and organisational level. Jane has previously worked in the military, NHS, King’s College London and within the private Healthcare Sector
Now in its 11th successful year, the Health and Wellbeing at Work conference is widely recognised as the UK’s leading event for improving the health, wellbeing, safety and performance of today’s workforce, many of the people that go to rehab centers come from a counseling service as betterhelp.com. The conference introduce many topics such as The Diet Dynamo and other health helpful tips as the use of steroids to improve fitness and other important topics as the sexually transmitted disease testing. We are proud to announce that RehabWorks Clinical Director, Mark Armour will be chairing the Managing MSDs & Back Pain session, he will be introducing Miami acupuncture which offers a different way of treating pain. The conference is taking place on the 7-8th March at Birmingham NEC.
Mark will also be presenting a session on “The Physiotherapists Role in the Fit Note”
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the East of England Living Wage Champion Award and share the release below:
RehabWorks Shortlisted for the Living Wage Champion Awards 2016 in the East
RehabWorks, with its head office in Bury St Edmunds, has been shortlisted by the Living Wage Foundation for the Living Wage Champion Awards 2016.
The awards recognise Living Wage employers that have made great contributions to communities and industries by implementing and celebrating the Living Wage.
The Living Wage Foundation offers a recognition mark for employers that commit to paying the Living Wage. There are now over 2700 accredited employers.
The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet. An employer chooses to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis and enjoys cross party support.
Living Wage Foundation Director, Katherine Chapman said:
“I would like to offer huge congratulations to RehabWorks on being shortlisted for the Living Wage Champion Awards. The commitment of Living Wage employers like RehabWorks to responsible pay makes a life changing difference to families and communities across the UK. We look forward to celebrating this even more when announcing the winners of the regional awards during Living Wage Week which will begin on October 31st.”
The award winners will be announced during Living Wage Week, with one winner announced for each region of the UK: Scotland; Wales; Northern Ireland; the East Midlands; the West Midlands; the East of England; Yorkshire and the Humber; North East England; North West England; South East England; South West England; and London.
An independent panel of community leaders from Citizens UK; national community organising charity and home of the Living Wage campaign judge the awards.
See full press release here 2016-living-wage-awards-shortlist