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Working from home with Covid: Advice for line managers

In the ‘old normal’, there was a clear line between working and being off sick. Things have changed. Zoe Machin explains how FirstCare have responded to a new grey area.

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Why businesses need Mental Health First Aiders

Our head of clinical governance, Suzanne Marshall RN explains why mental health first aid should be front of mind for leadership teams.

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5 reasons employers need to get closer to their staff

Practicing social distancing at work is a wise precaution for all of us. However, the pandemic has highlighted a more fundamental need to be closer. Steve Carter explains why leadership teams in large organisations need more engagement with their employees.

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Is it Covid? How FirstCare nurses triage symptoms …and what to do next.

Suzanne Marshall RN, FirstCare’s Head of Clinical Governance provides her latest guidance on identifying Covid-19 and explains how her team of nurses deal with callers presenting possible symptoms.

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Ready for the Second Wave: Our Covid Story

 

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FirstCare’s CEO talks to Open Access Government about tackling mental health in the workplace

FirstCare’s CEO Ian Caminsky discusses how data can be used to tackle the rising epidemic of mental health-related absence in the workplace. With our data showing that 60% of workers will leave their job following two mental health-related absences, Ian explains how organisations can use data to inform wellbeing policies, ensuring vital conversations about mental health take place.

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As the pandemic emerged in March, FirstCare’s CEO spoke to Workplace Insight about historic absence levels in the NHS

The NHS lost nearly ten days per employee to absence in 2019. FirstCare’s CEO Ian Caminsky explains how our health service can use data to reduce absence and help support NHS workers. As the NHS looks to level up its technology, executives and policymakers should remember to look to the basics first: using data to understand why staff are having to take sick days and be absent from work.

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FirstCare’s CEO explains why workers in the public sector are more likely to miss work

In this article, published in March 2020, Ian Caminsky explains there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to the problem of public sector workers missing more work than private sector employees. He says leaders in the public sector must properly analyse available absence data and develop strategies to ensure employees thrive.

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FirstCare’s CEO explains to Mad World Summit the measures businesses should take to end the productivity decline

FirstCare’s CEO Ian Caminsky outlines how businesses can address the UK’s productivity problems by managing absence and supporting employees’ mental and physical health. Ian explains how in addressing the causes of absence businesses will reduce costs, improve employee wellbeing and increase productivity in the workplace/

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Britain's £5billion hangover: January 2 tops sickie list as one in eight workers is predicted to take a day off with illness – Daily Mail

People calling in sick on the first working day of the new year will cost the UK economy £4.9bn, FirstCare has found. The data was released exclusively to the Daily Mail.

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