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Health is everyone's business

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Health is everyone's business

28 Aug 2019

The Government has published Health is everyone’s business, a public consultation seeking views on different ways in which government and employers can take action to reduce ill health-related job loss.

Each year more than 100,000 people leave their job following a period of sickness absence lasting at least four weeks. Offering flexibility, early support and occupational health advice are the key to successful retention in the workplace. We know that many employers already see the case to invest in health and wellbeing. But some, particularly smaller ones, might not have the knowledge or time to support their employees with health conditions, even when they want to. The Government’s consultation seeks to address these challenges and is focussed on four main areas:

  • Amending the legal framework to encourage early action to support individuals when they are absent from work and to facilitate more conversations to agree effective workplace modifications;
  • Reforming of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) so that it is better enforced, more flexible, and support the lowest paid employees;
  • Measures to improve the availability of high-quality, cost-effective occupational health (OH) services for employers; and
  • Improving advice and support from the government for employers to understand and act on their responsibilities.

How you can help

You can help shape future plans in this exciting area by accessing the consultation via this link, which will be open until 7th October 2019. 

Alternatively you can provide your feedback by joining officials from the Joint Department for Work & Pensions and the Department of Health and Social Care Work and Health Unit, for an interactive discussion on the consultation on:

Events Dates    Location Link to Eventbrite
Manchester

29/8/19

09:00 – 11:00

KPMG - St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 3AE

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/work-and-health-consultation-reducing-ill-health-related-job-loss-tickets-67472045705

Manchester

29/8/19

12:00 - 14.00

KPMG - St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 3AE

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/work-and-health-consultation-reducing-ill-health-related-job-loss-tickets-67474464941

Wales    

3/9/19

08:30 – 10:30

University of South Wales

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/work-and-health-consultation-reducing-ill-health-related-job-loss-tickets-68434558607

 

Sheffield

5/9/19

08:30 – 12:00

University of Sheffield

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/work-and-health-consultation-reducing-ill-health-related-job-loss-tickets-67476316479

London

12/9/19

08:30- 10:30

Royal College of Occupational Therapist

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/work-and-health-consultation-reducing-ill-health-related-job-loss-tickets-68450965681

Scotland

20/09/19

08:30 – 10:30

11:30 – 13:30

Victoria Quay

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/work-and-health-consultation-reducing-ill-health-related-job-loss-tickets-67484813895
 

 

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    Broadway Events
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