Welcome to The Sound Doctor at Work

Bite-sized films, animations, podcasts and e-learning courses.
Easy to understand, easy to watch.

What we do

The Sound Doctor makes high quality films, animations, podcasts and e-learning courses designed to help employees maintain better long term healthcare.

Keeping people healthy and happy in the workplace is a high priority for all employers. To do this, you need effective and timely interventions. The Sound Doctor material is evidence-based, very well evaluated and it works!

"The quality of the product is, in my experience, unmatched anywhere in the world."
Charles Alessi - Senior Adviser, Public Health England

The Issue

  • 75% of adults are in employment
  • 1 in 3 have a long-term health condition
  • 1 in 8 have a mental health condition
  • 1 in 10 have a musculoskeletal condition
  • 1 in 5 take time off because of stress

Stress, depression or anxiety accounts for 44% of all work-related ill health cases and 57% of all working days lost due to ill health.
42% of people in work with a health condition say it affects their work.

137 million days are lost a year through absence.
That works out as 4.3 days for every worker in the UK and costs the nation £100 billion every year.
15.4 million working days are lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety alone.

The Intervention

We provide courses of educational material focusing on the causes, symptoms, treatment and management of a variety of long-term conditions, including exercises, activities and practical tips and advice.

Each library of short films is broken up into accessible sections so that people can absorb the information at their own pace, in their own time, in their own home.

Our films feature many international experts as well as patients, families and carers. All material adheres to NICE guidelines, is clinically reviewed every two years and is endorsed by leading clinicians.

The Benefits

  • Improved health outcomes for staff/colleagues.
  • Happier, healthier, more productive workforce.
  • Significant financial savings.
  • Improved perception of company’s health and wellbeing policy.
  • Authoritative digital reference guide for staff and their families.

Michael Loveridge from TheSoundDoctor on Vimeo.

Does it work?

The Sound Doctor has been shown to improve knowledge and confidence and change self-management behaviour. Evaluations have shown:

  • 96% understood their condition better
  • 98% learned new information about their condition
  • 96% felt more confident about managing their condition effectively
  • 88% had a better understanding of their medicines (10% not applicable)
  • 72% have become more physically active
  • 93% have changed their self-management technique
  • 93% reported fewer visits to their GP practice
  • 96% felt more confident about what to do when their condition gets worse
  • 99% found The Sound Doctor a useful addition to their healthcare
  • 62% reported fewer admissions to hospital

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Content Library:

COPD – 60 films focused on preventing exacerbations, improving inhaler techniques, pulmonary rehabilitation and coping with breathlessness

Diabetes – 65 films covering diet, activity, medications, blood glucose monitoring and reducing the risk of complications

Dementia – 35 films looking at the symptoms, communication, coping with changing behaviours, being a carer and managing financial and other affairs

Heart failure – 40 films examining the causes and symptoms of heart failure, medicines management, cardiac rehabilitation, work, driving and other aspects of daily life.
 

Back Pain – 22 films aimed at preventing back pain and speeding up return to work. Includes simple back-strengthening exercises

Weight loss surgery – 16 films offering a step-by-step guide to help people make the right choice about surgery and ensure the surgery is successful if it’s undertaken

Lifestyle choices – 10 short animations designed to nudge people into making better lifestyle choices

Audio – an extensive library of audio content covering over 30 common conditions, featuring in depth, engaging interviews

COMING SOON – Mental Health – Anxiety, depression and bullying in the workplace are among the topics being covered in this library. The series will address the issue of what signs to look out for in colleagues and what action to take. This can also be delivered as an interactive online course.
We will also be addressing the stress that results from the demands of working across time zones, being available at all times of day as well as a perceived need to respond immediately to emails and phones.
We will provide detailed information about coping strategies. Material is available to license by single condition, as a complete package or as an interactive course.

Bespoke Content

Every company has its own culture and we can reflect this and specific areas of concern you require to be addressed through our bespoke content. We can create films and animations, interactive online courses and podcasts to get key health and other messages across to staff in a lively and engaging manner. We can make the material available in any language.

Employee Engagement

The Sound Doctor is responsible for creative and innovative work around patient and staff engagement, particularly through use of podcasts.

The co-founders of The Sound Doctor have more than twenty years of experience each at the BBC, working at a senior level. They create high quality films, animations and podcasts, and produce live debates as part of the engagement agenda.

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