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The new Health and Work Service

As we’ve already reported, the Health and Work Service (HWS) in England and Wales* will be launched towards the end of this year with a phased roll-out until May. The aim of the service is to cut sickness absence by … Continue reading

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Smoking and work

According to new research released by the British Heart Foundation, smoking breaks and additional sick leave are costing UK businesses £8.7 billion in lost productivity every year. Most of us don’t need to be reminded of the significant health risks … Continue reading

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HSE figures show extent of illness related to work in UK

Figures from the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) annual statistics for 2012/13 have helped shed some light on the extent of the issue ill health related to work. The report has shown that 22.7 million working days were lost in the … Continue reading

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