Tag Archives: Fit for Work

Fit for Work – health and work advice, health assessments and return to work plans

Sickness absence is a major problem for the UK economy – 131 million days were lost due to sickness absences in the UK in 2013[i]. It incurs significant costs for employers (e.g. the cost of temporary cover, lost productivity, etc.) … Continue reading

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Fit for Work to tackle long-term absence through advice and occupational health assessments

It’s been announced that Fit for Work will be launched by the Government later this year to provide health and work advice and an occupational health assessment to employees, employers and GPs in England and Wales to help people return to or … Continue reading

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Radio 4 report: sickness absence and return to work

Radio 4’s ‘In Business’ programme (Thursday 11 April, 2013) ran a feature on long-term sickness absence. Contributors to the programme included Dame Carol Black (advisor on work and health at the Department of Health) and David Frost (the former Director … Continue reading

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