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FirstCare is the UK's leading authority on employee sickness absence and its impact on business risk, productivity and cost. Established in 2004, it has recorded more than 15.6 million days' absence data - the largest privately held resource of its kind. With this data; unrivalled insight; expert account management and unique 24/7/365 nurse-led support, it supports clients in making informed decisions to improve workforce wellbeing while supporting corporate social responsibility. It even saves lives.
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FirstCare Index Report Q1 2020 - The Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – advice for employers - updated 29/05/20

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, and numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the UK continue to grow. It’s crucial that employers and employees are aware of the correct steps to take in stemming its outbreak.

Our employer's guide brings together the most up-to-date sources of information and outlines the steps that FirstCare is...

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Workforce Wellbeing 2020 : Your New Year’s Resolutions

As the new year begins, we all make resolutions to change. From exercising more to eating and drinking less, our goals are often wellbeing based.

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Men’s Mental Health At Work - FirstCare Reveals 88% Rise in Young Men Reporting Mental Health Absence

Everybody’s talking about men’s mental health. Everywhere you look the message is clear: it’s good to talk, it’s ok not to be ok. But how many men believe this? And what can employers do to drive the message home?

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60% of Workers Leave Their Job After 2 Mental Health Absences

 

New figures on World Mental Health Day show employers need better wellbeing strategies

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Preventing Suicide: How Employers Can Help

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day: an annual global event which aims to raise awareness about suicide and prevent loss of life.

It’s estimated that more than one million people die by suicide around the world each year, with rates in the UK rising sharply. New figures released this month show that over 6,500 people died by suicide in this country last year – an increase of nearly...

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“Please don’t confuse your Google search with my medical degree”. The dangers of Googling medical advice

In the digital age we all rely a little too much on Google. The search engine giant now processes over 40,000 queries per second - a staggering 3.5 billion searches every day worldwide.

When we reach for Google, we’re looking for the answer, and one of the biggest questions we often ask relates to our health.

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Statutory Sick Pay: New 2019 Guide for Employers

Updated July 2019

Is absence a costly problem for your organisation? Confused about your obligations as an employer when it comes to sick pay? Want to know how much you need to pay and for how long?

Find everything you need to know, including the latest information about employer obligations and employee rights in our new 2019 SSP Guide. Whether you’re an employer in the public or private...

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Flexible working: a guide for employers

Flexible working is on the increase – but not in every workplace. A recent survey by the charity Working Families revealed that some employers are failing to meet statutory requirements. Over a third of employees say that they cannot access flexible working - despite having a legal right to request it. 

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Mental health in the workplace: are older employees being left behind?

Mental health awareness has never been higher on the UK agenda. Recent campaigns, led by ambassadors from the world of royalty, sport and television, have given the subject the high-profile it deserves. ‘It’s good to talk’ is the message. But is this finding its way into the workplace?

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