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NHS mental health and Covid-positive absence virtually equal, FirstCare tells APPG

As mental health issues become the second largest cause of lost working time in the NHS, our Director of Consulting Services, Steve Carter provided expert evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Coronavirus in preparation for the winter.

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Jab Seeker's Allowance | Should employers relax the rules for vaccinations?

FirstCare data shows that Covid-related absences now last under 3 days on average - a dramatic reduction from 29 days in Q1 2020 - with most instances now owing to vaccination and recovery. But should employers be expected to shoulder that loss in productivity, or do employees have a responsibility to plan around the jab?

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Is it Long Covid? | A Case Study for Employers

Why is Long Covid so hard to diagnose? And what can employers do to support workers who are suffering? Our Clinical Governance Officer, Suzanne Marshall RN OHND shares her learnings from a real-life case study.

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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

When Covid-19 hit in March, FirstCare faced a spike in demand that tested our systems, our technology and our people more than we could have imagined. In this article, Ed Lane and John Coyne explain how the we maintained critical services during the first wave pandemic... and how we prepared for the second.

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Worried about Blue Monday? Don't panic the most depressing day of the year is normally in November – Daily Telegraph

In advance of “Blue Monday”, which is labelled as the most depressing day of the year, FirstCare confirmed that workers are more likely to take time off for mental health reasons in November or December. The statistics on mental health-related absences featured in the Telegraph. To find out more click here: ...

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Employers brace for impact as coronavirus cases rise in the UK – March 2020

As cases of coronavirus became more prevalent in March, FirstCare was able to track the spread of the virus in the UK. They shared this real-time data with employers to help inform response strategies.

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FirstCare Index Report Q2 2020 - The COVID-19 Quarter

Introduction

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FirstCare Index Report Q1 2020 - The Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Watch our Report Summary

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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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