Fit for Work

Fit for Work is a Government-funded service providing occupational health assessments on referral from the employee's GP or employer, where an employee is absent from work for at least four weeks. It also provides advice for employers, employees and GPs on matters relating to health and work.


Healthcare staff need more information to treat ‘long Covid’

Research from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has argued that people suffering from ‘long Covid’ – or often...

Governments told to prioritise tackling rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions

12 Oct 2020

Governments across Europe are being urged to create a comprehensive strategy to tackle rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions, which currently affect...

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Focus on individual needs when bringing employees back after mental illness

1 Oct 2020

Employers must put a greater emphasis on meeting individual needs when planning an employees’ return to work following mental illness....

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‘Tens of thousands’ may experience kidney problems after Covid-19

17 Sep 2020

A renal specialist has warned that ‘tens of thousands’ of people who have had Covid-19 may require kidney transplants or...

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Thousands of stroke survivors missing out on rehabilitation

17 Sep 2020

The estimated 35,000 people who survived a stroke during the pandemic are in need of more support, with many missing...

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Thousands still have Covid-19 complications months later

8 Sep 2020

Thousands people in the UK could be suffering from ‘long Covid’, where debilitating symptoms from a Covid-19 infection, even a...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: September 2020

4 Sep 2020

Fifth of doctors consume “potentially hazardous” levels of alcohol
Twenty per cent of doctors in a survey of 109 working...

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‘Covid age’ model helps determine virus risk, say researchers

10 Aug 2020

Experts in occupational medicine have developed a risk assessment tool to evaluate an individual’s vulnerability to Covid-19, based on their...

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More than a million people awaiting NHS surgery

15 Jul 2020

The number of NHS patients admitted for routine operations dropped by 82% in May, prompting doctors to warn of a...

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Virtual physiotherapy sessions should be used more widely post-Covid, study finds

14 Jul 2020

Virtual physiotherapy services should be seen as a viable alternative to in-person sessions beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, with research finding...

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Two-thirds of outdoor workers say firms don’t offer skin cancer protection help

10 Jul 2020

Almost two-thirds of outdoor workers say their employer does not do enough to help protect them against non-melanoma skin cancer...

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One-fifth do not train line managers in health and safety

7 Jul 2020

One in five organisations do not train their managers in health and safety, despite the view that they are often...

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NHS to launch coronavirus recovery support service

6 Jul 2020

The NHS is to launch an on-demand coronavirus recovery service aimed at supporting people with long-term breathing problems, mental health...

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Half of staff worry about disclosing health conditions during pandemic

13 May 2020

Almost half (47%) of employees would feel uncomfortable about telling their employer about a health concern during the coronavirus pandemic,...

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Maximise use of health and wellbeing benefits available at home, employers urged

22 Apr 2020

Organisations have been urged not to overlook the health and wellbeing benefits available for employees at home, with many providers...

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