Guidance for Primary Care Services and Employers on the Management of Long-term Sickness and Incapacity

Mapping Review

Hayday S, Rick J, Carroll C, Jagger N | Document 2 | National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence | Apr 2008

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) was asked by the Department of Health to develop guidance for primary care services and employers on the management of long-term sickness and incapacity.

The aim of the guidance was to provide recommendations for good practice based on the best available evidence of effectiveness and cost effectiveness.

The scope of this guidance was defined by NICE in consultation with a stakeholder group composed of health professionals, research organisations and academic institutions, national organisations representing patients, carers or the public and providers of health services and statutory organisations.

The first stage in the development of the effectiveness and economic rapid reviews was this mapping report to the Programme Development Group. It discusses the methodology and results from a systematic sifting of abstracts to identify material that may address the above research questions.