What is Fit for Work?
Fit for Work is a Government-funded initiative. It is free for the public to use.
Fit for Work is designed to support people in work with health conditions and help with sickness absence. Being in work is an important contributor to good health. The longer someone is off sick, the harder it is for them to get back to work. Research suggests that being out of work for long periods of time is damaging to social and financial wellbeing, and health.
What does Fit for Work involve?
Fit for Work offers free, expert and impartial work-related health advice. Anyone looking for guidance about work-related health issues can call the free telephone advice line 0800 032 6235 (English) or 0800 032 6233 (Welsh), email a question, take part in live chat or browse the online resources.
Fit for Work is designed to work alongside, not replace, existing occupational health services and employer sickness absence policies.
Who is delivering Fit for Work?
Fit for Work is being delivered in England and Wales by Health Management Ltd and in Scotland by the Scottish Government. In Scotland the service is called Fit for Work Scotland.
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