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July 2015

  • An estimated 21 million adults in the UK suffer from at least one allergy. Some of these may be mild, such as hayfever, and some may be more serious, putting…

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  • Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological condition that is often diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50 (i.e. prime working years) and is one of the most common…

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  • We often hear about the issues long-term sickness absence can cause for both employees and employers. For employees, the psychological effect of not being in work, worrying about a loss…

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  • A new support service, designed to help working people who face long-term sickness absence return to work more quickly, is now available across the whole of England. The free and…

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  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) weakens the body’s immune system and can progress to AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), which interferes with the immune system and makes people susceptible to infections….

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  • In 2013, sick leave cost UK employers about £29bn. Workers in the UK took an average of 9.1 sick days in 2013, which is higher than the average of 7.1…

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  • Almost half of all long-term sickness is due to mental health problems. These impact more heavily on your ability to work than any other illness. However, with the right support,…

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  • With proper planning and management, returning to work after a period of absence should be a positive and uplifting experience. Before you are fit and well enough to return, you…

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  • These days, our working lives are much busier and faster-paced than ever before. Work-related stress and anxiety are estimated to be the second biggest occupational health problem in the UK, after musculoskeletal…

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