74.5% of all people accessing physio with SAS would have been likely to experience absence without intervention
It is estimated that around 43% of people in the UK suffer with chronic pain. In an effort to alleviate discomfort while you are waiting for a referral SAS offer a private physiotherapy service, which may also reduce the waiting time.
SAS carry out on average over 240 sessions of counselling per week.
Our research informs us that stress accounts for approximately 31% of absence within schools and academies. In an effort to improve this statistic, SAS offer solution focused therapy sessions to named staff.
61.1% of people who complete our 12 week Slimming World referral achieve a 5% weight loss
Working in partnership with Slimming World to provide a 12-week weight management service for staff with a BMI above 30.
In 2020, our nursing team supported over 16,300 school staff across the UK.
SAS directly employ NMC registered nurses who are on hand to speak to whenever you have a health concern. Our nursing team can sign post to relevant wellbeing services, as well as offer advice and support for any query staff have regarding their health.
In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51.
SAS work in partnership with Simply Hormones covering issues associated with menopause and all of our in-house qualified nurses are trained to provide support for these queries.
Mindfulness support supplied by SAS is approved by the NHS.
SAS offer Be Mindful & Feeling Good with SAS mindfulness support to help instil the user with coping strategies for stress and anxiety. SAS Mindfulness support supported over 5,000 school staff in its first six months.
Support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Medical advice from active NHS GP’s for their own health or their children. Unlimited consultation length and no limit to the number of times the service is used.
Recent statistics show that there are around 363,000 new cases of cancer in the UK every year. That is around 990 cases per day.
Our in-house registered nurses can offer support to staff if they or someone close to them has received a diagnosis of cancer. Additional complementary therapies can be made available to assist with the physical/psychological symptoms which can accompany such a diagnosis.
According to NHS waiting times guide the maximum waiting time for non-urgent treatments is 18 weeks from the date booked
Research has shown that many staff absences are caused by staff awaiting an operation on the NHS, but due to the length of the waiting list and their level of discomfort they are unable to continue with their work duties. SAS work to reduce waiting times for non-urgent operations, enabling staff to return to their usual duties sooner.
More than two of our SAS NMC Registered Nurses are conducting drop in clinics for schools every school day.
Our NMC Registered Nurses carry out lifestyle health screenings at schools, allowing your staff to receive confidential one-to-one nursing time. The nurse will address any concerns the staff members have about their wellbeing including:
- Wellbeing Consultation
- Family History
- Medical History
- Current Medication
- Mental Wellbeing
Over 200 hours of stress awareness courses were delivered by our consultants last year.
SAS can provide stress risk management workshops that can be tailored to the individual needs of each school. It can be an interactive session with staff on how to identify solutions to deal with stress, or it could be a more mindfulness focused session that concentrates on relaxation techniques.
All physical and mental health support provided to staff is designed to help your school prevent and reduce absences.
Every aspect of the wellbeing wheel is included in our SAS staff absence insurance policies at no additional cost to the school or staff member.
At SAS we believe prevention is better than cure
Staff do not need to be absent from work to access our confidential physical and mental health services.
SAS spent over £4million on wellbeing services. No other staff absence provider invests as much in wellbeing services as Schools Advisory Service.
Spent on Private Medical Services
“I had my Operation on Tuesday and am home recovering and feeling really really well. I am already decreasing painkillers and in no more pain post-operatively than I was before my operation! I am really hopeful that this will mean a much-improved prognosis now and can’t thank you all enough for making this happen!” - St Phillip’s School
Spent on Physiotherapy Services
“Your physio has done more for a member of staff in two sessions than her doctor did in six years!” - Oak Tree School
Spent on Counselling Services
“Your service was the only service that could help me. I felt like I had nowhere to turn. Your counselling service was amazing and really helped me through everything. The counsellor was fantastic and helped me see the positives in my life where I was really struggling to doing so. The counsellor helped me to understand that none of my problems are my fault and that it was out of my hands. She helped remind me that there were positives in my life and I would get better. Thank you so much for all your care and compassion. - St Michael’s School