At Choose Occupational Health we recognise that early support and intervention when an employee becomes unwell can help to reduce the length of absence and facilitate an early return to work, wherever possible.
Sickness absence is defined as any absence from work attributed to illness or injury. It is now well recognised that sickness absence gives rise to significant costs for all organisations each year with the CIPD annual survey (2010) announcing average sickness absence costs per employee of approximately £600 per year or 7.7 working days lost.
Research has demonstrated that a proactive occupational health provider working in partnership with business managers and owners can deliver significant and achievable results for both the employer and employee.
We offer managers support through the referral process and completion of a comprehensive referral form which ensures that you receive the best advice and guidance required to support your employee when they have become unwell. Managers requesting a review appointment for an employee seen in the past 3 months should complete the Review Appointment Form.
We have used Choose OH for several years and invariably find the advice, guidance and interventions for our referrals to be courteous, prompt, professional, sensitive and well-informed.Anne Ostle, West House