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Health and work service workshop for long-term conditions

Health and work service workshop for long-term conditions

Tuesday, 15 October 2013
The Work Foundation

The new Health and Work Service, which is set to be launched in 2014, presents an important opportunity for the government to tackle the issue of sickness absence. Aimed at helping people who have been off work sick for over four weeks, it is designed to provide independent and authoritative advice to the individual, the employer and the GP in order to facilitate a return to work. By intervening at this stage the government hopes to prevent people from leaving the labour market prematurely.

In response to this new service Macmillan and The Work Foundation hosted an event aimed at collating the collective expertise of a large number of health and disability charities and patient groups. With a focus on long term conditions, the event was designed to help inform the DWP in designing the service, highlighting the issues that these organisations believe DWP will need to consider if it is to make an impact.

The report based on the discussion from this event is available:
Full report here
Annex here

A blog by Karen Steadman is here

A blog by Dr Tyna Taskila is here

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