Occupational health consultation
The government has introduced a package of two consultations about occupational health. The first consultation ‘Occupational health: working better’ seeks views on proposals aimed at increasing employer use of occupational health (OH) services. The second ‘Tax incentives for occupational health’ is aimed at employers and explores the role of tax incentives in boosting occupational health provisions by employers. Together the consultations will inform the government’s approach to supporting occupational health provision.
Long term sickness
Long-term sickness is now the main reason people of working age give for being economically inactive. Occupational health can help employers provide work-based support to manage their employee’s health conditions and a return to work.
Increase OH coverage
The consultation ‘focuses on the role of the government, OH providers and employers, in increasing OH coverage across the UK, within the broader context of enabling better workplace support to improve productivity and prevent ill-health related job loss’. It is hoped that the consultation will establish agreement and partnership between government, employers and OH providers to enable greater OH take-up and for businesses to take bolder steps to support employee health in the workplace.
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