On 20 July 2023, the Department for Work and Pensions launched a consultation on occupational health provision, Occupational Health: Working Better. The consultation focuses on the role of the government, employers and occupational health (OH) providers in improving the coverage and quality of OH provision across the UK. The intention is to enable better workplace support to improve productivity and prevent ill-health related unemployment, through agreement and partnership between the government, employers and OH providers. The government proposes to develop "clear evidence-based expectations" and a baseline quality expectation to enable greater participation in OH initiatives and encourage employers to take "bolder steps" to support workplace employee health.
- Post published:August 2, 2023
- Post category:Blog
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