THE OPTIMAL SOLUTION

A biopsychosocial approach calls for health, employment, and welfare systems to align and ensure individuals have tailored access to “just what’s needed, when it’s needed”.

 

With this approach, most people can remain at, return to, or (re)enter work.

THE NEED FOR ACTION

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£100bn per year:

the costs the UK economy of work lost due to ill health

Who suffers?

Individuals and their families, employers and the Health
and Welfare system

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WE CAN AVOID THIS

if people get the right support at the right time

WE MUST DESIGN HEALTHCARE, EMPLOYMENT

AND WELFARE SYSTEMS TO SUPPORT WORK ABILITY

WHEN IS HELP NEEDED?

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HOW CAN POLICY HELP?

WHAT?

HOW?

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Support healthcare to become more work focused

'Smart’ fitness for work certification, occupational health training and incentives

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Ensure employers understand and are equipped to support worker health

Education, tools, tax breaks and legislation

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Provide a flexible welfare system

Cost-sharing the employment and healthcare systems

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Promote communication across the systems

Mandatory standardized data collection requirements on work ability

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Increase awareness that 'good' work is good for health

Public health campaign

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Build the 'what works' evidence base

Increased research funding with requirements to collect implementation data

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