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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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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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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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Why your organisation’s absence record is more insightful than your GP record

When it comes to identifying health issues, is your company absence record more valuable than your GP’s notes?

If you look back on all your work absences, how many of those times did you visit your GP?

My guess is, on average, less than 50%.

Matthew Scrimshire, Business Development Manager and absence expert at FirstCare, explains why.  

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The only absence management service that can save employees’ lives

  • Trained nurses are on call 24/7.
  • “Code Red” is an urgent call.
  • Red Flags are identified during a triage assessment and signals health concern.
  • Other advice reduces absence levels.
  • Speedier returns to work.
  • Staff morale gains boost.

 

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