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H1. Chronic Conditions Guide and Carers
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 26 March, 2014
Please describe how you have supported staff with chronic conditions over the last year. There is a 2000-character limit when completing this section
AstraZeneca offers personal health screening as a benefit to all permanent employees to promote early detection of chronic health conditions enabling fast-tracking of investigations and access to specialist care to actively treat and manage the condition. For employees aged under 40 years, a health assessment will be offered every 4 years. For employees aged over 40 years, a health assessment will be offered every 2 years.
On-site Occupational Health professionals (including nurses, physicians, physiotherapists and counsellors) work to protect employee health by preventing /reducing the impact of ill health & accidents caused or adversely affected by work. Working with external medical practitioners, the employee and their manager, assess the impact of the condition on the employee's work capacity and identify any work aspects that may be detrimental, produce appropriate recommendations and modifications to enable the employee to continue their role or support a change of role.
Our larger sites have on-site gyms, who run recovery fitness programmes for cardiac patients and other targeted conditions such as obesity. Ill-health retirement and permanent health insurance schemes are last-resort options for employees who are really unable to work.
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