Fit for Work process evaluation: technical annex

Gloster, Rosie, Marvell, Rosanna and Huxley, Clare (2018) Fit for Work process evaluation: technical annex. Project Report. Department for Work and Pensions, London.

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Abstract

This Technical Annex should be read alongside the main Fit for Work Process Evaluation report which contains the headline fndings and narrative. Detailed tables are presented throughout the Technical Annex, giving tables for the statistically signifcant differences between results for different groups (e.g. by employee age). The structure of the data tables in the Technical Annex follows the structure of the main report (e.g. tables relating to fndings regarding employer satisfaction with the Fit for Work service can be found in section 7.6.2 in both the main report and the Technical Annex).

The data presented in the tables is weighted, and unweighted bases are given underneath each table. There are instances, therefore, where the ‘Total’ value in the tables differs to the N value given in the base, because weighting has been applied to the survey data to ensure its representativeness.

The totals presented in the tables relating to the same question are consistent between those tables. Where there are missing data for cross-breaks then the total given for all respondents may mean that the data within the table do not sum. For example, if some respondents did not declare their ethnicity, but answered the question, their responses would be reported in the total, but not for responses by ethnicity.

Where the data presented in the base of the table (i.e. the number of responses included) has less than 100 cases this is indicated with an asterisk (*) and results should be treated with caution. Results are not reported where the table base is less than 25 cases, and percentages based on 25-49 unweighted cases (column or row bases as applicable) are presented in square brackets.

Responses giving ‘don’t know’ have been excluded from tables where it is in response to a question seeking an attitudinal answer. Where they indicate a respondent’s lack of awareness or certainty about a categorical issue, ‘don’t know’ responses have been included.

In some instances where very low numbers of individual responses to a specifc category represent a theoretical risk of disclosure, steps have been taken to guard against this by combining two or more categories together and applying a disclosure control process based on ONS guidance for tables produced from administrative sources and surveys.1 Where a cell size is one or two, and in instances where the distribution of zeroes in a table present a risk of disclosure (e.g. where all categories in a column/row except one contain zeroes meaning the reader would know that all members of a particular group belong to that category), then measures have been taken to hide that information. In data tables where there is a risk of disclosure, rounding has been applied to the nearest ten (i.e. zero or ten) for all count cells in the table. Percentages are preserved at their actual values. The affected tables are marked to highlight that rounding has been applied.

The data tables are structured following the Fit for Work Process Evaluation report and mirror the structure of the main report.
• Chapter 2 presents fndings from the employer and employee surveys about their attitudes to work and sickness absence.
• Chapter 3 presents the evidence about awareness and understanding of the service among employers and GPs, and explores referrals to the service, including the process of gaining consent to refer.
• Chapter 4 details the fndings about the occupational health assessment, including the assessment coverage and fndings, and employer contact with case managers.
• Chapter 5 covers the employee and employer experience of the Return to Work Plan (RtWP), including the recommendations contained in the RtWPs and whether or not they are implemented and the reasons for this.
• Chapter 6 examines the reasons employees are discharged from the service, and what affects drop out, both prior to receiving an assessment and afterwards.
• Chapter 7 reports on the outcomes of the Fit for Work service, such as employees returning to work, retention in employment and changes to health and well-being.
• Chapter 8 looks at employer and employee perceptions of the added value of the service, and their suggestions for its improvement.
• Chapter 9 presents data gathered about the Fit for Work advisory services.
• The Research tools for the surveys and the qualitative research are contained in the Appendices.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Additional Information: ISBN 9781528604895
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: L Education
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Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2018 11:10
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2018 11:14
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/76793

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