What Would Happen If Santa Called In Sick On December 24th?
Free NHS Adviceline now available for small businesses
Everything is running smoothly, all deadlines are being met, then suddenly a key member of staff phones in sick. Along with the pressures of running a small business, managers are often thrown into the role of dealing with a range of complex health issues, such as coping with an employee who is off work for a long period of time with back pain, or someone who frequently takes days off sick, or trying to support a staff member who wants to keep working but has physical or mental ill health concerns.
NHS Plus runs the confidential Adviceline that will connect you with a health expert on all physical and mental ill-health issues. Rather than just directing staff to their GP, managers of small businesses can call 0800 0 77 88 44 for immediate advice. Adviceline are also familiar with the new Fit Note.
Working-age ill health and sickness absence (including stress and depression) costs the UK economy more than £100 billion each year. The worst performing businesses lose an average of 12 days per year for every employee.
30 November 2010