Morrisons (Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc)
H1. Chronic Conditions Guide and Carers
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 29 December, 2011
Our health service starts with prevention. This year we provided 33,000 free flu jabs to our colleagues, along with health screenings. We also operate a physiotherapy service at some of our manufacturing and logistics sites, where colleagues receive on-the-spot diagnosis and treatment that is statistically proven to reduce time off work.Colleagues with long-term conditions are encouraged to seek occupational health advice at an early stage to enable adjustments to be made to hours and duties or alternatives roles to be explored.Where sickness absence is unavoidable, colleagues are supported by regular contact with their HR manager and occupational health nurse. Our occupational health team work closely with human resources managers and external agencies to facilitate a return to appropriate duties sympathetic to the individuals medical problems.Return to work may be assisted by reduced hours (increased as appropriate), redeployment to alternative duties, and the provision of aids or modification of equipment and workstations.