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
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
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
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
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
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
Employers have called on the Government to clarify exactly what it intends to introduce in the way of tax breaks on healthcare plans.
The Government has indicated that it wishes to provide greater incentives to encourage employers to invest in healt More...01 May 2012 10:00
The Government has published a report assessing several pilot schemes that it launched in 2010 aimed at improving sickness absence management in small and medium-sized enterprises. Nic Paton discusses the key findings.
Lessons learned from the pilot More...01 May 2012 09:30
Under the close supervision of a more experienced professional, occupational health practitioners could have an opportunity to maximise their career potential. Sarah Harriss and Anne Harriss explain.
The post of a newly qualified occupational health More...01 May 2012 09:10
Dame Carol Black, a leading public health figure, discusses an initiative that aims to make significant improvements to the wellbeing of the UK workforce.
Black, expert adviser to the Department of Health and long-time advocate for improving health More...01 May 2012 09:10
Case management reports should ensure that all occupational health referrals are dealt with in an efficient and timely manner. Lara Carmel explains how OH practitioners should approach this task.
Preparing and writing occupational health reports to More...01 May 2012 09:10
Exhaust fumes linked to lung cancer deaths and high blood pressure
Heavy exposure to diesel exhaust fumes increases the risk of death from lung cancer, according to two studies of non-metal miners in the US carried out by the National Cancer Institu More...01 May 2012 09:00
Wellbeing specialist Dr Bridget Juniper reveals why employers should shift their focus from engagement to wellbeing when investigating efforts to improve workplace performance. This series on employee wellbeing explores how the concept is gaining s More...01 May 2012 09:00
Men are more at risk than women of dying suddenly from a cardiac arrest that is caused by irregular heart rhythms, a report from the National Audit of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) has suggested.
Sudden cardiac arrest was thrust into the m More...26 April 2012 10:30
A Cornish occupational health firm has been fined and severely criticised after a court ruled that it allowed staff without proper qualifications to screen workers for hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Audio Medical Services (AMS), of Liskeard, car More...26 April 2012 10:00
New Year health and fitness resolutions are responsible for a huge spike in the number of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and sickness absences, according to research. A study by physiotherapy provider Physio Med has concluded that over-ambitious More...25 April 2012 10:00
Hospital doctors should question patients with respiratory problems about their job, the materials they work with and whether or not their symptoms improve when they are away from work, new guidance developed by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has More...25 April 2012 09:00