Return to work

    Hip Pain

    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

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    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

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    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 06 September 2021

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    ‘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 on 03 September 2019