Whatever your feelings about technology, there is no escaping that it has become a vital part of our working lives. Nic Paton explores how the software available to the OH profession can help make the day just that bit easier. Investing in or upgradi More...07 June 2013 00:01
Scottish consultant in occupational medicine Dr Alastair Leckie has been appointed as the new president of the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) from this month.
Leckie, lead consultant in occupational medicine for NHS Fife and direct More...03 June 2013 00:01
The Royal College of Physicians' Health and Work Development Unit is launching two audit and quality improvement projects for occupational health physicians, nurses and services, both NHS and private.
There will be a national audit of long More...03 June 2013 00:01
The Government's response to the Frost/Black report could see the biggest shake-up of the OH profession in a generation, finds Nic Paton.
The reaction from the OH community to January's response by the Government to the Frost/Black "Health at wor More...03 June 2013 00:01
Everyone has experienced an illness that rips through the workplace like lightening. Occupational Health magazine offers tips for both employers and staff to minimise the risks. Predictions from the Health Protection Agency in January say that a rise More...01 June 2013 00:01
During a clinical assessment, a patient's history can be the key to helping an OH professional decide if someone is fit for work or not. Greta Thornbory explains how best to conduct the process. Taking a patient's history has traditionally been More...01 June 2013 00:01
This index of articles in Occupational Health includes all of those published during 2011 and 2012, grouped under topic headings. Topics: A Absence management Accreditation and quality standards Alcohol and drug testing Armed forces and O More...01 June 2013 00:01
Occupational health can play a key role in contributing to the cultural change required in the NHS in the wake of the Mid Staffordshire healthcare scandal, the two bodies that have replaced NHS Plus have argued.
In a submission to a consultation by More...31 May 2013 00:01
The Commercial Occupational Health Providers' Association (COHPA) has expressed disquiet at comments made by welfare minister Lord Freud in April about the extent to which the Government's proposed new health and work assessment and advisory servic More...30 May 2013 00:01
Healthcare provider BUPA has launched a new service: mobile occupational health screening units.
The units, in vans, replicate the company's static OH facilities and were designed for its client Network Rail, said BUPA.
The idea be More...29 May 2013 00:01
In the wake of the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal, it is apparent that NHS managers need to deliver appropriate care and create a stress-free culture for their employees
Dr Paul Nicholson wrote a response to an anonymised "personal view" by a f More...03 May 2013 00:01
Nearly three-quarters of employers believe organisations that encourage their drivers to take regular eye examinations should benefit from lower insurance premiums. Research by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare found that 71% of employers believed co More...03 May 2013 00:01
The Government's proposed new Health and Work Assessment and Advisory Service (HWAAS) should prioritise improving the availability of and access to specialist vocational rehabilitation services for people with complex health problems, including cancer, More...03 May 2013 00:01
It will affect one in four of us, but mental illness remains a taboo subject, particularly in the workplace - something we can change, says the Business Disability Forum's Bela Gor. One in four people will experience some kind of mental health issue More...03 May 2013 00:01
The Government's 2013 Budget fleshed out parts of its Health and Work Assessment and Advisory Service. Nic Paton looks at how the details will affect the occupational health profession.
It would be fair to say Chancellor George Osborne's announcemen More...03 May 2013 00:01
Employee wellbeing and workforce engagement are intrinsically linked, and Acas is doing its part in helping employers meet these new challenges. Occupational Health's Sarah Silcox finds out how.
Employers have recently begun to realise that staff en More...01 May 2013 00:01
It's easy to underestimate the risks that can come with working with vibrating power tools on a daily basis. Occupational health adviser Bruce Ormiston looks at what OH professionals need to know. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), e More...01 May 2013 00:01
Mindfulness offers a host of benefits to employers and employees alike, reports mindfulness expert and coach Liz Hall.
Not that long ago, meditation was seen widely as the preserve of hippies and saffron-clad monks, unsuited for the business world. More...01 May 2013 00:00
Too many NHS trusts in England are failing to implement the recommendations of 2009's Boorman review , which means they are failing to reduce staff sickness absence and are less able to release funds that could be used to improve patient care, the More...26 April 2013 00:01
Working at Bupa over the summer of 2012 as its first intern in a scheme for medical students gave Agneish Dutta a unique insight into the world of occupational health and the workings of a private health provider.
I was most pleased to hear last sum More...05 April 2013 00:01