A well-thought-out health and wellbeing strategy can lower employee turnover, reduce sickness absence, and improve productivity and morale, according to healthcare provider and insurer Simplyhealth.
A "white paper" published by the company, Good he More...04 May 2013 00:01
Too few UK companies measure the impact of their workplace wellness strategies on business and employees, a report has argued.
The report from consultancy Buck Consultants, Working well: A global survey of health promotion and workplace wellne More...04 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
Mobile phone ring tones affect reaction times Every mobile phone owner is accustomed to the ring tone of their own phone and almost involuntarily tries to pick it up or check who is calling, a study has found. This action engages a person's psychomot More...03 May 2013 00:01
Parliament should set minimum mandatory requirements for the location of defibrillators in public places such as train stations, shopping centres and schools, shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has suggested. During a parliamentary debate in March More...02 May 2013 00:01
Nearly one construction site in five visited by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors in a month-long initiative was subject to enforcement action after failing safety checks.
The inspectors visited 2,363 sites throughout the country where re More...02 May 2013 00:01
The Government has indicated that employers may, in principle, be able to overrule a GP's advice in a fit note as to whether or not a person is potentially fit to return to work. The little-noticed change was incorporated into new guidance on the fi More...01 May 2013 00:01
People who experience needlestick injuries can suffer persistent and substantial psychiatric illness or depression, according to a recent study by the Society of Occupational Medicine. The research - published in the society's journal, Occupational More...01 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
The number of OH nurses taking part in published research is sadly small, finds Nic Paton. So what can be done to get more people interested in this vital part of the OH profession?
In August 2012, occupational health nurse Helen Kirk published an a More...01 May 2013 00:01
Dr Nerys Williams looks at how setting key performance indicators can help occupational health service providers stay at the top of their game.
Over the last few decades, the position of OH provision has changed considerably, with the growth of outs 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
Advances in science, engineering and medicine over the next 10 years could fundamentally change the nature of employment, allowing people to work into old age or hastening their return to work after illness, a report by the Royal Society has found.
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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