Sickness absence management

Bipolar disorder and work attendance

Bipolar disorder and work attendance: a case study

Occupational health professionals have a role in managing bipolar disorder and work attendance. Catherine Carr explains how psychological flags can...

sickness absence

Sickness absence drops to all-time low

4 May 2017

Workplace sickness absence is at an all-time low, the Government’s official statistics body said in March.
An estimated 137 million...

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work and health

“Work and health will be high on the agenda in 2017″

5 Apr 2017

There has been a plethora of activity and related reports recently in the work and health world. Nick Pahl, CEO...

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Small companies are bursting with entrepreneurship, but one of the worst performing sectors in employee health outcomes

How to remove the barriers stopping SMEs investing in employee wellbeing

4 Apr 2017

Small and medium-sized enterprises have a poor record for investing in employee wellbeing. Andrew Harris, workplace health and wellbeing specialist...

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Macmillan

Is your sickness policy built to support people with long-term conditions?

3 Apr 2017

PROMOTED | Macmillan research shows that there are currently 1.8 million people living with cancer and at least... Find out more

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A backlash in August against an illegal working sting at the Byron Burger restaurant in London. Controversy about migrant labour affects the health of workers. Guy Bell/REX/Shutterstock

Role of occupational health in migrant workers’ health

2 Apr 2017

Migrant workers’ health presents a unique set of challenges for OH practitioners. Tristi Brownett draws on personal experience to offer...

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income protection

How income protection has a role in corporate wellbeing programmes

2 Apr 2017

Income protection has traditionally been used to protect staff and their families if they are off work through illness or...

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long-term sickness absence

Don’t let short-term thinking create long-term sickness absence

2 Apr 2017

Getting a second opinion from a doctor can cut long-term sickness absence by helping ensure employees get the right diagnosis...

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Many employers opt for early interventions in sickness absence, which differs from the  the Fit for Work service model.

Employers’ use of Fit for Work service is still low, study shows

2 Mar 2017

More than a year on from its launch, the Government’s flagship Fit for Work sickness absence service remains singularly underused...

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Prime MInister Theresa May arrives at the Royal Society in January to deliver a speech on mental health. REX/Shutterstock

Theresa May promises more help for employees with mental illness

2 Feb 2017

Employers will be given additional help in supporting staff who need to take time off for mental illness, the Government...

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More than one in seven (15%) said  in a survey they would not disclose a long-term health condition such as arthritis or recurrent joint pain to their employer.

Research calls for better support for long-term conditions in the workplace

2 Feb 2017

A study by the charity Arthritis Research UK has called on the Government to better support people with long-term conditions...

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The Guernsey flag: the island  has overhauled sickness absence and sick pay  with emphasis on return to work after illness. Photo: Richard Sowersby/REX/Shutterstock

Occupational health plays key role in Guernsey’s sickness absence and sick pay revamp

31 Jan 2017

Guernsey has launched phase two of its reforms of sickness absence and sick pay, focusing on return-to-work interventions and the...

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NICE: massage and manipulation should only be used with exercise due to lack of  evidence of benefits when used alone.

NICE updates guidance on low back pain and sciatica

3 Jan 2017

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published updated guidance on low back pain and sciatica, including...

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Are some complementary therapies used in work and wellbeing programmes  just  “plain daft”, despite their widespread use?

IES conference: the good, the bad and the plain daft in work and wellbeing

2 Jan 2017

The recent annual conference of the Institute for Employment Studies took place just after the health and disability Green Paper...

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sickness absence rates

Sickness absence rate stays level in major annual survey

3 Nov 2016

The average rate of sickness absence during 2015 across the UK was 2.6% of working time, calculations for Occupational Health...

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