We arrange funded functional assessments with Obair – specialists in evaluating an employee’s readiness and capacity for work.
We work with Obair to provide best-practice, end-to-end support for individuals who have a health condition or following injury, helping them and their employers meet the challenges of their changed circumstances. Available for employees absent from work long term under a Group Income Protection policy.
A customised and objective approach is taken to identify whether someone is fit or unfit for work, which goes beyond what is often currently offered in the UK. Obair’s practitioners are world-class experts in the field of vocational rehabilitation, with a detailed understanding of the elements required when considering capacity for work.
Our own medically trained team will carry out an assessment of all employees that are referred to us. Following our assessment, if we believe they would benefit from a Functional Capacity Assessment or Transferrable Skills Analysis, then we refer them to Obair.
A specialist clinician from Obair reviews the health information with a a description of the employee’s role and triages each case for an assessment, which is carried out by specialists who provide independent analysis and recommendations. Functional capacity assessments are usually carried out in a confidential meeting room and some are carried out at the employee’s home if that’s more appropriate.
Transferable Skills Analysis can be carried out at the members home, a confidential meeting room or by telephone.
Recommendations are made with a focus on a return to work. We will then arrange any necessary treatment or rehabilitation with the most appropriate healthcare specialist.
“We worked with Obair to put support in place , provided it to the individual and funded it as well”
Vanessa Sallows, Claims and Governance Director, Group Protection
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