This page is a printable version of: https://www.iow.nhs.uk/our-services/OccHealth/sickness-absence-management.htm
Date: 28 May 2022
Sickness absence is a huge cost to employers in lost time and productivity. It makes sense to take early action to manage and control these costs. We can help and support a robust sickness absence policy to ensure that the employee returns back to work as efficiently and as safely as possible.
The benefits include:
Most businesses aim to promote and maintain a healthy workforce, but there are times when a referral to specialist Occupational Health Practitioner is essential in order to support the management of sickness absence, or the identification of work related health problems.
The “Management Referral” is there to help you make decisions about an employee who has a health problem impacting on their work, such as sickness absence or deteriorating performance. You will need to comply with the Equality Act (2010) (formerly the Disability Discrimination Act 1995).
We believe that being in work is good for your health and well-being. For many of us, work is not only a source of income but provides a feeling of self-worth and fulfilment. Occupational health services can also help individuals who are in work stay healthy and motivated and it can support those who are off work to return quickly.
We offer the following referral, but our team will assess each case and advise on the best way for you to support your staff
The standard referral is a single appointment carried out by one of our dedicated team of OH Consultants or Advisors where appropriate. This appointment can be carried out via a traditional face to face format, secure video service (operated by NHS England) or by phone. The referral will support if you need to know the answers to some questions as outlined below:
‘Standard’ Management Referral Process
Approx. Typical Referral Cost
(based on 1 referral, 1 follow up appointment and request for further specialist information with OH Consultant)
To discuss referring a member of your team to us please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance. One of our dedicated commercial team members will respond to you as soon as possible to discuss your needs and requirements fully.
Your Local Occupational Health Provider
Occupational Health & Travel Clinic Isle of Wight
St Mary’s Hospital
Isle of Wight
Tel: 01983 822099 ext. 4209
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