The research evaluates the effectiveness of the Fit for Work Service pilots in their second and third years. It provides information on:
- client satisfaction
- self-assessed health improvements
- pilot costs
- preliminary estimates of the pilots’ impact on returns to work
- operational lessons from across the pilots
We published an evaluation of the pilots in their first year in 2012.
The pilots were introduced to test a variety of service models. They were set up following Dame Carol Black’s 2008 review of sickness absence Working for a healthier tomorrow: work and health in Britain.
We have used the 2 evaluations to inform how we implement Fit for Work. This is a new national independent health and work advice and referral service, introduced at the end of 2014.
Authors: Jim Hillage, Matt Williams, Rosa Marvell, Chris Shiels, Mark Gabbay, Kath Weston and Ioan Humphreys