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Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

2020health Report Health, disease and unemployment: The Bermuda Triangle of Society

  • 01.07.2010
  • Jonathan Shapiro, Julia Manning, Emma Hill

This report explores how work should be considered a patient outcome.

Background

In the report Health, disease and unemployment: The Bermuda Triangle of Society, 2020health urges the government to support good health at work, if it is to deliver on its emergency budget commitment of £11 billion in welfare savings. Health has a major impact of employment and productivity, the annual cost of absence and worklessness associated with working age ill health is estimated at over £100 billion (600 000 new incapacity claims made annually). The new report identifies cost effective measures to achieve priority savings in the welfare budget, without having to dismantle the welfare ‘safety net’ (in tough economic times).

Impact:

• Inclusion of ‘work as a health outcome’ in Public Health White paper and NHS outcomes framework.

 

Health, disease and Unemployment (PDF, 834 KB)

Health, disease and Unemployment

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