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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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FirstCare’s CEO explains to Mad World Summit the measures businesses should take to end the productivity decline

FirstCare’s CEO Ian Caminsky outlines how businesses can address the UK’s productivity problems by managing absence and supporting employees’ mental and physical health. Ian explains how in addressing the causes of absence businesses will reduce costs, improve employee wellbeing and increase productivity in the workplace/

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Britain's £5billion hangover: January 2 tops sickie list as one in eight workers is predicted to take a day off with illness – Daily Mail

People calling in sick on the first working day of the new year will cost the UK economy £4.9bn, FirstCare has found. The data was released exclusively to the Daily Mail.

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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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