An important aspect of wellbeing is supporting employees with health conditions to remain in work or to return to work following an absence. There is a common belief that people who have problems with their health should not return to work until they are fully fit. However, evidence shows that, provided the right modifications are made, managing an ill-health condition at work is often better for the individual than prolonged absence.
Our pro-active approach to sickness absence seeks to get your employees back to a meaningful job role as soon as is appropriate. We focus on early intervention, and executing tried and tested approaches that will help to secure your employees’ health and get them back to work as quickly as possible. With our clear and actionable reports, you will be able to manage sickness absence effectively and efficiently. A dedicated occupational health physician will also work with you to monitor, assess, follow-up and report on any absenteeism.
Global Workhealth delivers clinical expertise and tailored advice for all manner of absenteeism concerns including:
Repeated short-term absence;
Adjustments in the workplace (i.e. disability or other known, presenting conditions);
Planning a return-to-work following sickness or incident; and
Concerns over an employee’s fitness (i.e. suspected substance abuse or reduced productivity and engagement at work).
Fitness to work assessments can assist your company to manage employees with concerns on their capability to work. The fitness for work assessment involves assessment by of the employee's physical and mental capabilities, past and present health condition, ongoing treatment and employment risks by an occupational physician (doctor). Sometimes we may undertake a workplace visit to understand the work activities and environment better.
We continue to do occupational health assessments and health surveillance using health questionnaires and remote (telephone or video) consultations during the current COVID-19 pandemic. We have also resumed limited face-to-face clinics at Lincoln, Mansfield, Nottingham and Sheffield and referrals for face-to-face consultations will be assessed on a case by case basis.