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Managing absence in NHS Trusts

The number of NHS staff quitting their jobs over long hours has soared in the last decade. New figures reveal that more than 200,000 nurses have left the service since 2010 and resignations over work-life balance have increased dramatically.

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The most popular sick day : revealed


We all know that Monday morning feeling. The start of the week can sometimes feel like an uphill climb. From Blue Monday to Manic Monday, we don’t always see the first working day in a positive light.

So does this make Monday the most popular day to take sick leave? FirstCare’s absence management data reveals something surprising.

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FirstCare nurses “highly commended” in the UK Contact Centre Forum Awards


Two FirstCare nurses were shortlisted as finalists in this year’s UK Contact Centre Forum (UKCCF) Awards.

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A FirstCare Premiere at the 17th User Group!

October 18th saw the second of 2018’s FirstCare User Group events, where we invite clients to a notable venue to share service updates, industry insights and networking opportunities.

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Winner of our Prize Draw | FirstCare

We’re delighted to announce the winner of our prize draw from the Health and Wellbeing at Work show is David Price, from Peninsula HR.

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How to get your Change at Work report and the Absence Management ROI Calculator

We're launching two initiatives in the next two weeks which will change the way you think about absence at work and how to manage it (both also being revealed at the Health and Wellbeing at Work Show 7-8 March).

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FirstCare vs Self Service Absence Management

Our infographic reveals how self-service absence management systems measure up against FirstCare.

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Reduced Absence Within the NHS

On June 2nd 2014, NHS Employers published statistics that reveal a year on year reduction in absence rates across the NHS. The rolling nationwide 12 month sickness absence rate to January 2014 was 4.44%, a reduction of 6% compared to the January 2013 rate of 4.72%. It's estimated by NHS Employers that this absence reduction has led to a saving of £97.8 million for the NHS, which is an...

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Absence Analysis: Dental and Oral Health

In honour of National Smile Month, FirstCare took the opportunity to review the impact of Dental/Oral health on absence levels, with some surprising results.

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The Impact of the Football World Cup on Employee Absence

The Football Word Cup is nearly upon us and, as with most major sporting events, theories abound as to the impact it will have on absence levels.

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