Previous Article Next Article Private healthcare provider Bupa has integrated its OH services into itsemployee income protection scheme, in a move it argues will lead sick employeesto return to work quicker. Once an employee has been absent for more than 15 working days, Bupa isinformed and the OH services becomes involved, rather than, as before, OH beingoffered as a separate provision. The OH teams liaise with the employee directly, discussing any treatment orsupport they may need to help them achieve a full recovery as early aspossible. Bupa membership’s head of sales and business development Martin Noone saidthis might be no more than having a chat with the employee to discuss theirillness and assess how much time they need off work. Bupa has also launched a 24-hour ‘healthline’ for employees, family membersand employers, staffed by qualified nurses. “Reducing the length of time someone is away from work is essential tothe continuity of any business,” said Noone. “By adding OH services,companies can offer an added benefit to employees in a climate when it isincreasingly difficult to find and retain good staff.” Related posts:No related photos. Bupa leads way with absence support schemeOn 1 May 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.