Predicting the progression of a health condition or the duration of absence can be challenging, as it’s not always an exact science. However, if surgery is expected, we can usually provide an estimate of the typical absence duration.

Ill-health can be complex, and getting a clear answer and resolution may take time. The content of our assessment reports is directly linked to the questions asked at the start of the process. We’re happy to guide you on the most appropriate questions to ask.

You’ll receive professional medical advice on whether the employee has a medical condition, suggestions on supporting them, and insights into potential progression.

While we can’t make management decisions for you, our advice is always based on professional medical opinions.

Our guide to understanding occupational health reports provides more information on the type of advice you can expect and how to interpret it effectively.