Early Intervention Service

The Issue

A recent CBI survey calculated that the direct costs to the UK economy of absenteeism is £17 billion, with the average absence per employee being put at 6.5 days per annum. The survey showed that minor illnesses remained the most common cause of absence. And while short-term absences continued to account for the majority of absence, long-term absences accounted for nearly one-third (32%) of lost working time.

Stress, anxiety and depression remain the main causes of long-term absence with musculoskeletal disorders the second most commonly identified cause of long-term absence for manual workers (44%) closely followed by chronic back pain (42%).

The survey also found that almost three-quarters (72%) of responding employers reported that non-work related ill health had an adverse impact on staff productivity levels.

The Solution

Working in conjunction with Rostrum Health, our Early Intervention Scheme is a low cost solution designed to help employers address employee absence by providing them with fast access to physiotherapy and mental health therapy.

Some of the key features of the scheme are:

• Access to first class physiotherapy or mental health counselling after 3 consecutive days of absence 
• The absence doesn’t have to be work related 
• Immediate access to treatment after a motor accident 
• 24/7 cover 
• Access to over £5,000 worth of treatments per annum
• Access to JobCare – a comprehensive back to work service 
• No GP referrals necessary

Info source: You can read the full report from the Confederation of British Industry here

What to do next

If you would like more information on our Early Intervention Scheme then speak to Richard Nurrish today.

Call 01789 761672 

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