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Managing long-term sickness absence (1): The importance of effective policies and practices

About the author: Dr Paul Nicholson OBE is an occupational physician with experience working in a variety of industries. 


This series of leading practice guides discusses the management of long-term sickness absence to facilitate a successful return to work. Here, we discuss what measures employers can adopt to manage long-term sickness absence effectively and the importance of doing so. This is the first guide in our series: