Frequent or long term sickness absence is a great concern to all organisations. We advise managers who may be implementing the absence management policy about the health of their staff.
We can also help employees return to work safely and quickly following significant injury or illness by advising managers and employees of supportive action they can take. This may even be possible if the employee’s own doctor has signed the employee ‘off sick’. Early assessment by Occupational Health can significantly increase their chances of returning to work following long-term illness. Additionally, it is also becoming increasingly recognised that your action as a manager can have a direct effect on the successful rehabilitation back to work for employees who have had long term sickness.