LATEST ARTICLES

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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FirstCare takes Gold in the ECCCSA Awards

Head of Operations Ed Lane explains what the win represents for our Team, and for FirstCare members.

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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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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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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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