Sickness Absence Management

This is an independent, confidential health service provided by Mediright’s team of qualified nurses specialising in the branch of medicine that deals with the relationship between work and health. We use a standard Management Referral System in order that the nurse fully understands the information required and a standard report format in order to provide the referring manager with clear advice regarding the management of the employee’s health and wellbeing whilst at work. Employers discuss the reason for referral with the employee and obtain consent prior to the appointment.

The purpose of the referral may be to:

  • Advise on the rehabilitation of employees returning to work following ill health or accident
  • Assist employees to manage illness and associated sickness absence
  • Prevent employees from becoming ill as a result of the work they do
  • Provide support and guidance with phased return to work
  • Provide support and advice regarding restrictions on duties required to enable continuation of work in current job role
  • Make recommendations regarding work adjustments to support employees with disabilities
  • To provide advice on planned sickness absence for surgery, etc.

Following the consultation and, providing consent has been provided by the employee for release, a comprehensive report will be provided to give advice on aspects requested in the Management Referral Form. The report will only contain relevant work related clinical information.

All consultations are strictly confidential.