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FFW UK Call to Action

Is the UK Fit for Work? Confronting the challenge of UK workforce health

21 July 2014

The Fit for Work coalition is calling for health and work to be a cross-departmental government priority, with a new national strategy and programme for health and work.

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FFW UK MSD report

Taking the strain: The impact of musculoskeletal disorders on work and home life

Ksenia Zheltoukhova, Lisa O'Dea and Stephen Bevan
10 December 2012

This latest report from the Fit for Work series shows that lack of positive practice to support people with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in work is leaving hundreds of thousands at risk of lost earnings, reduced productive working time and early retirement, with an accompanying strain on both household incomes and on the UK welfare system. With musculoskeletal disorders being the leading cause of people going onto Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), the report clearly shows what healthcare professionals, employers and policymakers must do to keep individuals with MSDs in active employment.



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