New plans to boost health in the workplace to keep people in work

Plans to boost UK employment through widening access to high-quality health support in the workplace are unveiled by the Government.

Ministers are urging employers to do more to keep workers healthy and reduce the numbers out of work due to long-term sickness. Consultation launching on measures to increase employer uptake and widen the reach of Occupational Health

Plans include a new standard for businesses to adopt to boost health in the workplace. Better workplace support is expected to grow the economy and tackle inactivity by improving productivity and preventing health-related job losses.

Employers will be encouraged to take up Occupational Health offers to help employees access vital mental and physical health support at work, particularly for those working in small and medium-sized enterprises.

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