Host: Linda Sharp, Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University
Date and time: Mon 06-Nov-2017, 14:00-16:00
Room: Room 2N
Cancer increases risk of unemployment; many cancer survivors who were working at diagnosis struggle to resume work post-treatment; and treatments can affect work ability. Returning survivors to their desired level of workforce participation is important for them, their families, employers and society, so effective interventions are urgently needed. The session will consider up-to-date evidence on: work outcomes post-cancer and what influences these; and available interventions and their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. It will discuss lessons from other settings/conditions which could inform progress in the UK.