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Integrated Care Systems: Shall we split the bill?

NHS Trusts and Local Government lose £2.2 billion to staff mental health absences since 2019.

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Put suicide on your wellbeing radar at work this World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day; an annual global event which aims to raise awareness about suicide and prevent loss of life. And it’s important that employers are aware, because mental health issues are on the rise among UK workers.

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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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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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NHS mental health absences last three times longer than Covid absences

Working time lost to poor mental health cost the NHS £371.2m over the last twelve months.

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A step closer to compulsory mental health first aid

Our Clinical Governance Officer Suzanne Marshall RN explains why FirstCare supports a new parliamentary bill.

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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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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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