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RR690 - Managing sickness absence and return to work: Trial and assessment of a sickness absence recording tool

The purpose of this Sickness Absence Management project (SAM) is to further evaluate the utility of the Sickness Absence Recording Tool (SART) software in the context of other support services available to assist Small and Medium sized Enterprises in their management of sickness absence. The SAM project was developed by the Healthy Working Lives Group of the University of Glasgow, which utilised its extensive network of the key stakeholder organisations in Scotland. These organisations were part of established support services available to participating SMEs. In addition, SAM services included health promotion and occupational health and safety advice from the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives (SCHWL) of NHS Scotland, the provision of free seminars on how to manage sickness absence, a website, newsletters and an advice line.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2010-03-19