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September 2015

  • A new ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has laid out that journeys made by mobile workers must count as time spent working, rather than commuting time. That…

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  • According to government statistics, over 50s currently make up 27% of the workforce – and by 2020 this is predicted to rise to a third. And with 50% of over…

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  • The workplace directly influences the physical, mental and social wellbeing of employees and offers an ideal setting in which to support the promotion of health. Employers are increasingly recognising that…

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  • by Kate Pieroudis, Back to Work Project Manager, Stroke Association We all know working overtime can be tough. It could threaten your health too – a recent study suggests that…

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  • The financial and operational effects of sickness absence are considerable, especially for small organisations. According to 2013 research by Price Waterhouse Coopers, the annual cost of sickness absence had risen…

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  • After talking to your patients about their health, and completing an assessment of their fitness for work, you should consider what referral options are available to support their specific needs….

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  • If you’re off work because of ill health or an injury, it’s important to know what sick pay you are entitled to, and for how long. What is sick pay?…

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  • Healthy and well-motivated employees can have a positive impact on an organisation, so it’s important to promote health at work. When people think of health at work, they often think…

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  • If you’re experiencing ill health, nursing an injury or struggling with difficulties at home, your employer’s occupational health provider can support you. Not all employers provide, or have access to,…

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  • Workplace stress is still perceived by some to be an employee problem. Whilst it is of great value to encourage employees to improve their own general state of wellbeing by…

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