Headaches: Employment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 26 July 2019.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department provides to employers on support to employees with migraines.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Fit for Work advice service (FfW), the remaining part of the wider Fit for Work service which closed in 2018, is a government-funded initiative that provides free, general work and health advice to employees, employers and GPs. The advice service is there to support people in work with health conditions, for example workers with migraines (see https://fitforwork.org/blog/supporting-sufferers-of-migraine-at-work/).

The Government’s current consultation on work and health: ‘Health is everyone’s business: proposals to reduce ill-health related job loss’, seeks views on how advice and information to support the management of health in the workplace should be provided in the longer term.

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