The NHS's national hand hygiene campaign did help to cut hospital infection rates, latest research has suggested.
The National Patient Safety Agency's Cleanyourhands campaign played an important role in reducing rates of some healthcare-associated More...28 May 2012 10:30
Nearly one-third of tanning salons are breaking the law by not checking the age of sunbed users, according to a study conducted by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).
Since April 2011, it has been illegal to allow More...28 May 2012 09:30
Diabetes healthcare in England has drifted into a "state of crisis" where fewer than half of people with the condition are getting the basic minimum care they need, the charity Diabetes UK has warned.
The organisation's State of the nation 201 More...28 May 2012 09:00
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
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has estimated that the change to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 will lead to a fall of around 30% in the number of incidents that must be reported by law, or More...27 April 2012 09:30
This summer's Olympic and Paralympic Games will be among the safest ever, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has predicted.
Nevertheless, environmental health will be critical to the success of the games, CIEH chief executive Gra More...25 April 2012 15:00
Businesses that can develop "cutting-edge" solutions to major public health problems such as obesity and alcohol misuse are being offered the chance to compete for £4 million worth of research funding.
The Department of Health (DH) has said that it More...24 April 2012 15:30
A new "Injury Profiles" data resource has been launched by the South West Public Health Observatory (SWPHO) on behalf of Public Health Observatories in England. Data has shown that the rates of people killed and admitted to hospital because of injur More...24 April 2012 10:30
A review of the Government's planned "bonfire" of health and safety regulations has been launched by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
The two-year review, by academics from the University of Nottingham, will explore whether More...30 March 2012 16:23
There is considerable confusion among members of the public about what to look for when it comes to possible symptoms of cancer.
More than three-quarters of the 2,090 people asked to list possible warning signs and symptoms of cancer failed to menti More...30 March 2012 15:30
Deaths and injuries among UK-based migrant construction workers could be reduced if pictures were used in safety training, research has argued.
A project carried out by Glasgow Caledonian University has revealed that migrant workers' understanding o More...27 March 2012 10:23
Introducing a successful smoking cessation programme in the workplace can not only help to improve staff health, it can also provide business benefits, say Michael T Halpern and Hayden McRobbie. It's a familiar sight: outside an office, a group of wo More...01 March 2012 09:00
The Government has committed itself to introducing a faster compensation system for people involved in road traffic or workplace accidents.
The move followed an "insurance summit" held in February designed to address the issue of spirall More...28 February 2012 09:00
The presence of trade unions in workplaces could be saving employers in the private and public sectors as much £701 million per year, in large part because such workplaces are safer and workers are better trained and motivated as a result, a report by t More...27 February 2012 10:09
The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has launched a high-profile drive to improve health and safety on farms in the province after it revealed an "unprecedented" rise in the number of deaths reported last year.
Latest figures More...26 February 2012 09:00
Bus drivers and unhealthy weight control behaviours Nearly 60% of bus drivers use at least one unhealthy means of controlling their weight, for example taking diet pills or skipping meals, according to this study of urban bus workers. This occupation More...01 February 2012 12:04
Professional bodies and medical firms should take a lead role as pressure mounts on healthcare organisations to prepare for implementation of the EU Directive on sharps injuries.
Every day, nurses face the threat of sharps injuries, which can resu More...01 February 2012 11:00
The majority of employers would like to see tax breaks introduced in order to encourage firms to invest in private medical insurance, new research argues.
More than 1,000 HR executives were polled by healthcare provider Simplyhealth and more than More...01 February 2012 09:00
Motorists suffering from a heavy cold or flu risk a major loss of concentration when behind the wheel, putting themselves and other road users at risk, new research has suggested.
A poll by insurance company Young Marmalade in association wit More...31 January 2012 12:30
Cancer patients are less active after treatment, despite such physical activity bringing with it significant health and recovery benefits. One patient in three admitted to being less physically active after their cancer treatment , accordi More...31 January 2012 12:00