Employees who suffer from anxiety-driven panic attacks will require extra support in the workplace. The following case study describes the type of help available and the involvement of occupational health in the treatment process.
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To assist occupational health practitioners, experts have produced a guidance booklet that covers the effects of epilepsy and best practice on helping employees to cope with the condition in the workplace.
Pick any employer at random and it is like More...01 August 2012 09:00
Workers who are at risk of passing out suddenly or who suffer from frequent fitting can be a danger to themselves and others. Occupational health teams can help manage these afflictions in order to minimise the associated risks. Colin Payton reports.
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High attrition found in psychotherapy patients
Only 10% of people with anxiety or depression received psychological treatments for their problems in 2009, and only 5% had access to an evidence-based therapy such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT More...05 July 2012 09:00
Occupational health professionals should have a central role in championing proper glove use and preventing dermatitis in healthcare environments by working as a go-between between management, procurement, infection control and health and safety, the Ro More...03 July 2012 13:38
The care that occupational health professionals offer to NHS staff suffering from back problems has improved since 2008, but gaps still remain around the advice and information that staff are able to access, the latest national clinical audit of back pa More...03 July 2012 09:38
The NHS occupational health service NHS Plus will change from its current form at the end of March 2013.
The move, which was announced in 2011, will see NHS Plus split into two: the NHS Health and Work Network and a not-for-profit Health and Work Co More...02 July 2012 17:30
NHS occupational health departments still have some way to go in ensuring they are meeting compliance standards on record keeping, according to the first national clinical audit on the subject.
The audit, by the Royal College of Physicians' Health a More...02 July 2012 09:38
A recent survey has revealed the impact of government changes on provision of occupational health services. Nic Paton reports.
If you want evidence of the two-track Britain that exists when it comes to occupational health provision, you d More...02 July 2012 09:00
Head of Work and Well-Being Ltd Dr Bridget Juniper outlines five key pitfalls to avoid in order for businesses to establish successful employee wellbeing initiatives.
Continuing the series looking at various aspects relating to employee wellbe More...02 July 2012 09:00
Chaotic absence management is damaging welfare and productivity, according to research from insurance firm Ellipse. CEO John Ritchie reveals the findings.
Workplace absence has become a hot topic at a time when British businesses can ill afford to b More...02 July 2012 09:00
NHS Plus has developed a web-based system designed to provide OH teams with an efficient way of maintaining and improving the quality of their services. Nic Paton reports. Mohawk native Americans were the original New Yorkers, a traditionally fierce More...02 July 2012 09:00
Employees who come into work when feeling ill will not be able to perform to the best of their ability, which has a knock-on effect on productivity. What can occupational health do to help manage this situation? Jane Downey investigates.
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Head of Work and Well-Being Ltd Dr Bridget Juniper highlights the role of employee wellbeing programmes in tackling the emerging and costly issue of presenteeism.
If workforce productivity is a priority, is it worth focusing your efforts on the More...06 June 2012 09:00
Cloud computing provides a means of storing and accessing personal data and other information technology resources over a network. Nic Paton investigates whether or not it is something that could be of use to healthcare practitioners. For any he More...01 June 2012 09:33
Olympic park OH legacy Working on the construction of the Olympic Park and Athletes' Village in London has affected the way workers and managers view occupational health issues, and, crucially, their health behaviour, according to this evaluation of More...01 June 2012 09:00
A positive mindset can help individuals to overcome the most difficult of situations. Anna Harrington discusses the importance of resilience both in and out of the workplace.
Recognising the importance of good mental health at work is growing, not j More...01 June 2012 09:00
If employers want the fit note to work they need to be taking more initiative when it comes to making contact with GPs about the work that their staff do, employers' body the EEF has said.
The organisation published research in May 2012 illustr More...31 May 2012 09:00
The commitment to health and safety and occupational health made by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) when constructing the Olympic Park and Olympic Village has highlighted the value and effectiveness of prioritising ill health as well as safety More...30 May 2012 10:25
A two-year "healthy workplaces" campaign has been launched by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.
Although accident, injury and disease rates have been dropping, EU workplaces experience 6.9 million workplace accidents and million More...28 May 2012 10:00