Interactive health management resource

Please use the Ctrl+F function to search for a condition or key word on this page.

This resource is designed to provide managers with a one-click link to evidence-based information to help you to be confident when managing your staff. The links below have been compiled from medical and government sources, patient advocacy groups and charities and foundations that support people with specific conditions.

If your employee’s health is affecting their performance and / or attendance and you have tried this standard guidance, you can ask for a specialist Occupational health assessment.  This will provide you with specific and tailored on how to support the individual.

Does the behaviour of managers influence sickness absence and return to work?

  1. ACAS Line manager behaviour guide
  2. Appraisal: Addressing Health and Wellbeing 
  3. My employee has suffered a bereavement – how can I support them (grief)
  4. When is my employee’s behaviour a mental health issue? NHS guidance
  5. How does Access to Work help my employee?
  6. Employers’ guide to employing disabled people and Access to Work
  7. How do I comply with the Equality Act at recruitment?
  8. The role of line managers – CIPD factsheets
  9. Food handling and fitness for work
  10. Infection control (education and childcare guidance)
  11. My employee is a carer – what adjustments may they need?
  12. My employee has requested homeworking – ACAS
  13. How do I create a mentally healthy workplace?
  14. How do I create a physically healthy workplace?
  15. I think my employee(s) may be misusing substances
  16. Rehydration in the workplace
  17. Employee engagement: Line manager resource – NHS
  18. Building productivity: Skilled Line Managers – ACAS
  19. Return and rehabilitation good practice for managers
  20. Return after work-related absence
  21. Return to work questionnaire following stress-related absence
  22. My employee does safety critical work and I’m converned about their health
  23. What are the health risks for shift work?
  24. What are the special requirements when employing young people?
  25. Roadmap to Wellbeing – NHS employers
  26. How do I prevent and manage violence at work – HSE
  27. Work-life balance – a managers’ guide – CMI 

How does Workability Solutions differ from the government’s Fit for Work service?

  • You can refer to us at any time, not just after the employee has been off for 4+ weeks;
  • Face to face consultations are available;
  • Workplace assessments to look at the ergonomic* factors;
  • Health risk assessment, e.g. stress, first aid, musculo-skeletal, neurodiversity†;
  • You can find the government’s Fit for Work guidance here


* The design and arrangement of things people use, so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely – also called biotechnology, human engineering, human factors.

† Short for neurological diversity, this refers to the diversity of human brains and minds, e.g. autism spectrum disorders; and to the idea that this is a natural, valuable form of diversity.

Guides on health conditions for employers and managers:

The following links are in alphabetical order and are from a range of reputable sources. Views expressed on these links are those of the contributors and are not necessarily those of Workability Solutions Limited (WSL). Nor does WSL necessarily endorse any products or services mentioned or advertised on this website.  Please use the Ctrl+F function to search for a key-word on this page.

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Acquired brain injury


Stress risk assessment – schools

Arthritis for employers

Rheumatoid arthritis

Asthma and work

Occupational asthma for employers

Asthma workplace charter

Autism spectrum disorder – RETHINK what’s reasonable

Back pain

Bipolar disorder – Bipolar UK

Bipolar disorder – HR

Going back to work after cancer


Employers’ guide

Macmillan Employer Toolkit – sign up required

Macmillan information for employers and managers

Crohns disease guidance for employers

Chronic fatigue / Myalgic Encephalitis (ME)

ME – Q&A for employers

Chronic pain



Diabetes for employers (NHS ambulance service)

Diabetes adjustments (Remploy)

Disability etiquette

Domestic abuse – supporting and managing employees

Domestic abuse – campaign pack

Dupuytrens’ contracture



Eating disorders in the workplace

Endometriosis (useful for other gynaecological conditions)


Head injury

Hearing Impairment (deafness)

Heart conditions and health at work

Heart conditions and return to work – BHF 

Heart conditions and return to work interview questions

Hip Dysplasia in adults


Complicated grief – CRUSE

Hepatitis and chronic infectious diseases

Hysterectomy (ROCG)

Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns & Colitis) guidance for employers

IBD – Employer’s guide Australia

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and IBD

Kidney disease (USA) & Kidney disease (UK)

Kidney dialysis

Knee (chondromalacia / runners‘ knee)

Knee surgery – arthroscopy

Knee surgery – replacement

Learning disability

Limb loss

Liver disease

Managing long term conditions

Mental health

Long term and chronic conditions – guide for managers – NHS

NICE guidance for long term conditions

A message to you from your employee via The Mighty


Menopause guide for managers – BOHRF

Managers’ guide to managing mental health – MIND

Adjustments for mental health conditions

NHS Managers’ guide on supporting workplace mental health

Workplace interventions for common mental health problems – BOHRF

Mental health

Managing mental health


Multiple sclerosis society information 

Multiple Sclerosis adjustments – Remploy

Musculoskeletal disorders

Managing musculoskeletal disorders: Line manager resource


Medical Disability guidelines for Osteoporosis 

Parkinson’s disease – workplace adjustments 

Respiratory conditions and work

Return to work interviews – SOAS


Shoulder problems – Fit for work

Sickness absence and return to work – HSE managers’ guide

Skin conditions


Stroke / CVA

Surgery – RCS return to work guides – select type

Upper limb disorders

Thyroid – adjustments (USA)

Visual impairment (blindness)

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