Fit for Work

NICE, the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence, is consulting on a draft of their updated guidance on Workplace health: long-term sickness absence and capability to work.

Views are sought by Friday 5th July 2019.

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-ng10090/consultation/html-content

 

The Prime MInister has announced a new partnership with employers to improve mental health support in the workplace. The initiative is part of a renewed emphasis on addressing the inequalities faced by people experiencing mental health problems.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Fit for Work
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Guidance

This government guidance about the Fit for Work scheme is for employers, employees and GPs. Fit for Work is free and helps employees stay in or return to work. Employees can consent to their GP or employer referring them to Fit for Work. There are 2 elements: * an advice service providing health and work advice through a website and a telephone line 8 an assessment service providing an occupational health assessment and a return to work plan for employees who have been off sick from work, or are likely to be off sick from work, for 4 weeks or more

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, Commissioning, Fit for Work
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

This evaluation was commissioned at the start of the Employment Advisor (EA) pilot in 2009 and its aim was to test the proposition that the provision of integrated mental health and employment advice services would reduce the incidence of health related job loss, increase the likelihood of an earlier return to work following health related absence, and reduce the number of people accessing out of work benefits. The report shows that it did.

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