Prevention is better than the cure

09 / 07 / 2018

In the first part of our health and wellbeing case study mini series, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust shares how it reduced sickness absence and presenteeism at work. 

The trust placed staff health and wellbeing at the centre of its strategy by implementing core services and additional interventions staff can call upon. The new services include 24 hour telephone counselling, tailored face to face counselling, awareness and intervention programmes.

Over two years the new service has helped 1,500 staff and made a potential saving of over £906,000 - the equivalent of 10,441 absence days avoided. 

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