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Employee ill health: the cost to the British economy

Ill health has been estimated to cost the British economy approximately £77.5bn per year. UK employers can expect to pay an average of £500 per employee per year in sickness absence alone – writes Anthony Thompson, Lecturer in Business and Occupational Psychology at Coventry University in an article first published by InsiderMedia In 2016 the ONS suggested…

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Managing Agile Workers: The Impact on Wellbeing and Productivity

by Dr Christine Grant, Associate Head of School, Recruitment & Marketing & Principal Lecturer, School of Psychological, Social & Behavioural Sciences. The move towards ‘agile working’ is being adopted by many organisations in response to the speed of change and the need to provide flexibility for employees but also to retain staff and increase productivity.   We know…

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How local pharmacies can lighten the load for the NHS

Adam Layland, senior lecturer in leadership and management in Coventry University’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, outlines how local pharmacies can become community health centre hubs and ease the strain on primary care services in a blog originally published by Insider Media. Times are changing across the health and social care system across the UK.…