Sickness absence

Government is consulting on the different ways that it and employers can take action to reduce ill health-related job loss. It published its consultation document, Health is Everyone's Business, recently and BASE wishes to reflect member views in its response. The consultation is open until 7 October and can be completed online.  BASE will ber seeking member views shortly and the consultation questions are attached below.

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

 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Health & Wellbeing, Sickness absence
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Research

In 2007, Centre for Mental Health published a report on ‘Mental health at work: developing the business case’ which presented estimates of the aggregate costs to UK employers of mental health problems among their staff. These estimates showed that the overall costs of mental health problems at work amounted to some £25.9 billion in 2006, equivalent to 3.6% of the national pay bill or £1,035 for every employee in the UK workforce.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Mental health, Sickness absence, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

The Mental Health Foundation has produced a new guide to supporting mental health at work. 

After reading this guide you should:

  • Have an idea of how to manage your own mental health at work

  • Have an idea of how to reach out to a colleague in distress

  • Have an idea how you can work with others to make your workplace more mentally healthy for everyone 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Sickness absence, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Report

IPPR has published a report addressing the high numbers of people leaving work as a result of acquiring a disability or long term health condition. The report, Working Well: a plan to reduce long term sickness absence, makes the case for a new 'Fit Pay' policy that would give employers the incentive to work with staff to keep them healthy and in work.

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