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Document ID (ISN)108548
CIS number 08-1080
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 531
Author(s) Hill S., Woodroof G., Verow P.
Health and Safety Executive
Title A pilot study into improving sickness absence recording in National Health Service acute trusts
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. ii, 9p. 4 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Within large public sector organizations such as National Health Service of the United Kingdom, the recording and management of absence can be inefficient and result in poor data. Occupational health departments that are willing to help employees who have health problems find that their task is made more difficult by the lack of data which identifies the reasons and dates of absence spells and whether these are work related. This study explored ways for collecting more effective real-time data in order to assist both management and occupational health departments in their efforts to support employees back to work, and to reduce the amount of work related ill health. A pilot system involving a call centre and the use of e-mail was found to be effective for the collection of real-time data.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; sickness absenteeism; safety and health documentation; health care personnel; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; report; description of technique; reliability; rehabilitation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Generalities
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Safety and health information
Health care services