Sickness absence management

Fifth of arthritis sufferers quit work because of unsupportive employers, warns charity

More than a third of people with arthritis or related conditions are out of work, with a fifth being forced...


How can employers improve support to staff with cancer?

5 Oct 2018

Even the best-intentioned employers and managers can struggle to support an employee with a cancer diagnosis. Cheryl Brennan outlines some...

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Women missing health checks because they are too busy at work

4 Oct 2018

Almost a quarter (24%) of women say they have missed a health check because they were “too busy” at work...

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Cuts are putting a question-mark over future of NHS occupational health

3 Oct 2018

NHS occupational health services cannot be sustained against a backdrop of continuing annual reductions in funding, occupational medicine and occupational...

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Two in five over-50s expect ill-health to force them out of work

3 Oct 2018

Four million UK workers aged over 50 expect poor health and health problems to be the main reasons they stop...

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Four in 10 hide poor mental health when calling in sick

27 Sep 2018

Forty-two per cent of staff experiencing a mental health issue have pretended to suffer from a physical health problem when...

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Majority of staff with ‘minor’ illnesses don’t take a sick day

26 Sep 2018

Nine in 10 employees continue to work even when they are suffering from a “minor” illness, with many feeling their...

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NHS set to get tough on flu vaccination of frontline staff

13 Sep 2018

Frontline NHS staff who refuse to have the flu vaccination this winter may be redeployed in order to protect patient...

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Is the ‘cost of working’ set to rise?

31 Aug 2018

PROMOTED | The ‘cost of living’ is always in the media spotlight. It is tangible, highly visible and politicians, depending on their allegiance, will commonly use rhetoric to either support their party or disparage their opposition.

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Absence for mental health up, while flu and gastro-related sick days fall

24 Aug 2018

Almost a three-quarters of a million more working days were lost in June and July because of mental health-related absence,...

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‘Significant’ sickness absence more likely at larger employers than smaller firms

10 Aug 2018

Organisations with 250 or more staff are more likely to have a ‘significant’ absence issue than smaller businesses, with sickness...

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Lessons from the rise and fall of Fit for Work

3 Aug 2018

A final question – more statement really – to minister Sarah Newton at June’s Society and Faculty of Occupational Medicine...

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Flu vaccination saves UK economy up to £28.9m in sick day costs

26 Jul 2018

Widespread use of the flu vaccination could save up to £28.9 million in averted sick day costs, in addition to...

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Counting the cost of occupational cancer

6 Jul 2018

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) “No Time to Lose” campaign has been working since 2014 to reduce...

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Workplace health ‘in the fourth industrial revolution’

6 Jul 2018

The second annual Health and Safety Executive lecture took place in April. This year’s speaker was Dr Richard Heron, chief...

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