Table 2

Key recommendations & findings from the Dame Carol Black report (2008)
Number Key recommendations & findings
1 Supporting the health of working age people requires the co-ordination and integration of a range of professional disciplines.
2 Strong support needed for health and wellbeing initiatives in the workplace reinforced by visible management commitment.
3 The importance of physical and mental health of working age people is insufficiently recognised in society, there is a need for the Government to launch a national awareness raising campaign.
4 A need to change the view that people need to be 100% fit in order to be in work and the introduction of a ‘fit note’ which should concentrate on what people can do rather than what they can’t.
5 The importance of early intervention to reduce number of people on long term sick leave or incapacity benefit.

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