Workers face health assessments if they are sick for more than a month

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Young business man with problems and stress in the office
Young business man with problems and stress in the office

Workers will be referred for health assessments if they are sick for more than four weeks under a new scheme to be launched by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Under the Health and Work Service scheme, assessments will carried out by occupational specialists to draw up a plan and timetable to get the patient back to work quickly.