Workplace illness


Coronavirus advice for employers

At the latest government press briefing, on Thursday 9 July, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden revealed that theatres and music venues can restart outdoor performances from Saturday 11 July, with outdoor sports, including team sports, also be able to restart in stages from this weekend and indoor venues to follow on 25 July. However, the lockdown restrictions in Leicester remain in place, following a spike of infections in the city. Read More

20 things about absence and health in 20 years

After 20 years of Health and wellbeing at work surveys, the CIPD has reflected on what has changed – and what's stayed the same – over the years… Read More

Responding to COVID-19 – What does your organisation need to do to stay on the right side of the criminal law?

Your organisation is now making preparations for the coming COVID-19 pandemic and you are deluged with specific concerns, information and action plans that need to be developed. Amongst the many questions being asked by the Board, should be a cut through question: 'What are our health and safety criminal law obligations in dealing with the coronavirus, what do we have to do and how can we protect ourselves from blame if we get it wrong?' Read More

Health is everyone’s business – Public consultation to reduce ill health-related job loss launched

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a public consultation on a range of measures to reduce ill Read More

Bosses look to keep investing in wellbeing benefits

A report published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and investment consultancy LCP reveals that 81% of bosses intend to spend the same amount on employee benefits, while 16% plan to increase their investment over the next two years. Read More

One in three companies do not record long-term sickness absence

British manufacturers have called on the Government to ensure all companies have access to an occupational health (OH) service, as a new survey reveals almost a third of companies do not record long-term sickness absence. Read More

Mitigating risk for the most common work-related injuries

Ergonomic injuries and some best practice advice on how to avoid some common pitfalls when managing them. Read More

Physiotherapy helps Civil Nuclear Constabulary increase wellbeing and productivity

CNC aims to reduce incidents of sickness absence which resulted from musculoskeletal disorders that were caused by the nature of the its work. Read More

Common health issues in the workplace – A headache or an itch that needs to be scratched?

Work and health are inextricably linked – and can have both positive and negative impact on each other, says Clare Forshaw. Read More

The real reason employees call in sick: one fifth mask stress as a physical illness

UK employees have revealed the real reason they call in sick – despite claiming to have a physical health problem, they admit it’s actually stress (21%), anxiety (18%) and/or depression (20%). Read More



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