By Suchi Collingwood
This report presents findings from a module within the Office of National Statistics (ONS) Opinion Omnibus Survey that focussed on collecting data on the attitudes of the working-age population towards the relationship between work and health. The final set of questions covered several areas including:
- perceptions about the importance of work to health
- attitudes towards going to work under various hypothetical health conditions where respondents were asked to imagine they had short-term or long-term health conditions
- perceptions of the roles of general practitioners (GPs) and employers in helping to manage long-term conditions and providing support to carry on working
- self-reported behaviours
- perceptions of the behaviour of others.
As well as supporting the Government’s agenda on Health and Well-being, this research provides evidence that will be of interest to policy makers, employers and individuals involved in Health and Well-being initiatives.