Chronic Illnesses

Department of Health written question – answered on 9th December 2014.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that people with (a) musculoskeletal disorders and (b) other long-term conditions are supported by (i) the NHS and (ii) their employers to remain in employment.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Public Health England (PHE) is promoting and actively helping to develop the role of employers in supporting people with musculoskeletal disorders and other long-term conditions to remain in work (as well as prevention of these conditions). PHE’s work includes the National Workplace Wellbeing Charter, Evidence-based guidance for employers, supporting the Public Health Responsibility Deal and NHS Health Checks.

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