Working after a diagnosis of cancer: Why is it important and how can we support it?

Host: Linda Sharp, Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University

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.

Working after a diagnosis of cancer: Why is it important and how can we support it?
A leader with good emotional Intelligence makes a positive difference to supporting a worker after a cancer diagnosis