Return to work

    GP and patient iStock-489138206-monkeybusinessimages.jpg

    New health and disability support service seeks feedback

    A new service to support employee health and disability is inviting users to test it out and provide feedback.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 January 2023

    Older Worker Istock Pointimages Photograph Istock Pointimages

    Back to work scheme will connect therapists with job centre staff

    A £122 million programme will connect job seeker advisers and therapists to help people with mental health issues find work ‘easier and faster’, says the Department for Work and Pensions (DwP).

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 October 2022

    Istock 1289369860 Credit T Turovska MED

    Hip and knee replacement: getting people back to work

    Workers suffering from severe osteoarthritis may eventually require a knee or hip replacement, but there are many practical steps employers can take to keep them in work in the run-up to the operation – and help them successfully return afterwards.

    By Professor Karen Walker-Bone, Monash Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health on 03 October 2022

    Nervous Istock Credit SBDIGIT MED

    A nervous return

    Many workers are feeling anxious about returning to the workplace as Covid restrictions are eased, so it’s vital employers communicate effectively with staff about the precautions in place to protect them from the virus.

    By Dr Sarita Robinson and Christina Buxton on 16 September 2021

    Istock 1070271670 430 Min

    “Don’t let your guard down”, IOSH urges businesses

    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is calling on businesses to stay vigilant to ensure Covid-19 doesn’t spread rapidly through workplaces.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 September 2021

    Home Worker Istock 838090118 (1)

    An evidence-based checklist for managing home workers

    A new checklist provides a quick reminder for managers on how to support the wellbeing and productivity of remote workers.

    By Professor Kevin Daniels and Dr Helen Fitzhugh on 12 August 2021

    Istock 1209025695 Credit Artistgndphotography

    Stay in control: preventing Covid-19 at work

    Employers should continue to carefully control the risk from Covid-19 at work, despite the lifting of most legal restrictions in the UK.

    By Phil Pinnington, British Safety Council on 09 August 2021

    SM Cover Nov20

    Long Covid: can work lift the burden?

    Thousands of working people are struggling with ‘long Covid’; often life changing symptoms that continue long after initial infection. What are workplaces doing to help them?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 19 January 2021


    Employers urged to support Covid sufferers in their recovery

    Employers are being urged to provide support for staff suffering from long-term health impacts of the virus when they return to work.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 30 July 2020

    Everyones business_iStock_sturti_SMLL.jpg

    ‘Health is everyone’s business’ consultation goes out to firms

    Employers will be encouraged to take “early and supportive action” for employees with health conditions so that more people remain in work, under proposals put forward in a new consultation.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 August 2019