The new Work and Health e-learning programme, developed by Public Health England and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare, helps healthcare professionals to recognise the value in talking to patients about work.
The e-learning will support them to make brief interventions such as discussing the health benefits of work with patients, talking about return to work and advising on adjustments at work.
Good work is crucial to good health – in fact, unemployment increases the risk of early death by 63%. Healthcare professionals can play a key role in helping patients to improve their health outcomes by remaining in or returning to work.
In recognition of the impact that work can have on our health, the Association of Medical Royal Colleges, the Royal College of Nursing and the Allied Health Professions Federation have published a Health and Work Consensus Statement for Action – this sets out a commitment to support healthcare professionals in supporting this agenda.
For more information about the e-learning programme and details of how to access it visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/work-and-health/.