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Managing long-term sickness absence (2): Contacting the employee and obtaining medical evidence/information

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 the importance of establishing regular contact with the absent employee and obtaining medical information. This is the second guide in our series: