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More practical support and tools on health and work issues

Additional Resources

Change4life guidance for employers

This NHS campaign provides resources for employers who want encourage their staff to develop a healthier lifestyle, and emphasises the link between a healthier and happier workforce and a more productive one.

Health and Wellbeing Interactive - Investors in people

Health and Wellbeing Interactive will provide UK employers with the opportunity to have their workplace health processes externally assessed, receive valuable insight into how effective these are and potentially identify areas for improvement.

Lifecheckers - NHS

NHS MidLifeCheck is a free, easy to use service which helps people to look after themselves. Users answer simple multiple-choice questions on topics including their lifestyle, weight and emotional wellbeing and then receive personal results and advice.

Statement of fitness to work or 'Fit notes'

Information and useful links on the introduction of fit notes in place of sick notes. The Statement of Fitness for Work, or 'fit note', is the Medical Statement that GPs have issued since coming into effect in April 2010.

The fit note - Business Link

Business Link site providing information on the new fit note that replaces the sick note. Changes are about removing the challenges people face in returning to work and not about trying to get them back before they are ready.

Workplace wellbeing tool - Business Link

This tool has been designed to help employers understand specific issues surrounding health and wellbeing including how to estimate the business costs of poor health. It provides tailored guidance and best practice ideas to improve your own procedures.