HCB Group Annual Conference 2018

Posted Posted in HCB News

Small changes….BIG impactThe HCB annual conference was held at the magnificent Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa in Surrey over two days in early November.  HCB Staff and Clinical Case Managers were given an enlightening and engaging session by HCB’s Director, Professor Sir Mansel Aylward on “The Social Determinants of Ill Health at Work”.  Sessions on […]

Employee Consent – A thorny issue?

Posted Posted in HCB News, HCB Newsletters, Opinion, Sickness Absence

Employee Consent and Health Information When managing the health of an employee, one of the biggest areas of possible contention is that of Consent. There can be a real issue around gaining the consent of the employee to share the contents of a report with either HR or with their Line Manager. The Nursing and […]

Health trends in Ireland – Do they affect your business?

Posted Posted in Early intervention, HCB Ireland, HCB News, Opinion, Sickness Absence

In 2013 the Irish Government published a 60 page document entitled Health Ireland – A Framework for Improved Health & Wellbeing. Although this report was published 4 years ago, we know that little has changed and some of the statistics are truly frightening.  In common with many developed countries there are significant challenges for society, […]

HCB Newsletters

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We have a new section on our website containing all our newsletters, information booklets, links to websites that offer more in depth information, plus our latest job vacancies and all accessible from our Resources page. You don’t have to be a HCB Group customer or member of staff to access, so click on the link […]

Cancer – Early intervention and why it works

Posted Posted in Early intervention, HCB News

Cancer is one of those words that causes nearly everyone to look up from what they are doing and listen.  Its such an emotive word especially as we think it’s always going to be in conjunction with bad news. Let’s put the ‘dread’ aside for a moment, look at what cancer is and, more importantly […]

Fit for Work – NHS or Private?

Posted Posted in Early intervention, HCB News, Sickness Absence

Over the many years that we have been delivering early intervention absence management, for Insurers and Corporate clients, we have learnt three very important things, all of which support our argument that a Fit for Work service is best delivered privately. Not all absence is sickness, indeed not all sickness is sickness. The biopsychosocial (BSP) […]