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
This index of articles in Occupational Health includes all of those published during 2011 and 2012, grouped under topic headings.
A Absence management Accreditation and quality standards Alcohol and drug testing Armed forces and 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
The Government's proposed absence review service got off to a promising start, but clinical operations manager for PAM OH Solutions Janet O'Neill says that it seems have cut some of the key stakeholders out of the development process. The Health and More...03 April 2013 00:01
A new assessment report has been launched for employers and GPs that will allow allied health professionals - such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, chiropodists and podiatrists - to assess an individual's fitness to remain in work.
The More...02 April 2013 00:01
With the NHS reforms poised to jump into full swing, Nic Paton looks at how occupational health practitioners will be affected by the organisational changes. If you haven't already done so, look at that crisp new 2013 desk diary, turn to April, and p More...01 April 2013 09:28
New research on standards of care of occupational contact dermatitis has been published for OH practitioners and healthcare professionals.
The study, published in the "British Journal of Dermatology", summarised the 2010 British Occupational Health More...01 April 2013 00:01
Employers know that they have a responsibility to make reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities, but a new case has added that these must be made "within a timely manner". Kate Walsh reports.
To what extent is an adjustment reasonable? More...01 April 2013 00:01
This line manager briefing covers a number of challenging situations that may arise as a result of an employee's pregnancy or maternity leave, but will not be relevant to every pregnancy or period of maternity leave. A second briefing, Line  More...26 March 2013 00:01
The Government's proposals for an independent sickness review service could forever change the face of occupational health in Britain, says occupational health adviser Lindsey Hall.
"Fitness for work: the Government response to 'Health at work - an More...08 March 2013 00:01
Providing access to occupational health is seen by employers as one of the most useful tools at their disposal for managing sickness absence, according to a poll by consultancy Jelf Employee Benefits.
Some 31% of employers surveyed rated OH as the m More...05 March 2013 00:01
Physical activity at work is "unlikely" to pose a risk to pregnancy, a report by the Royal College of Physicians and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine has found.
But the guidance, issued by the Health and Work Development Unit - a partnership b More...04 March 2013 00:01