Nic Paton

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Cancer patient

Workers feel their employer would not support them if they got cancer

31 Aug 2017

More than one-third of staff (36%) believe they would get no form of support from their employer were they to...

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irregular heartbeat atrial fibrillation

Long hours put workers at risk of irregular heartbeat

31 Aug 2017

A long-hours culture can put staff at greater risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), or an irregular heartbeat, research has...

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mental health

Work more likely to cause mental health issues in men than women

31 Aug 2017

Men are twice as likely to have mental health issues because of their job compared to problems outside of work,...

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stress

More than one in three suffer anxiety, depression or stress at work

31 Aug 2017

More than one in three UK employees say they are working with anxiety, depression or stress, according to research.
The...

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occupational health nurse education

Occupational health nurse education: a blueprint for change

29 Aug 2017

A document from Public Health England put sets out a curriculum for occupational health nurse education in the future. Nic...

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occupational health value proposition

Spelling out the occupational health value proposition to business

29 Aug 2017

A document from the Society of Occupational Medicine explains the occupational health value proposition for potential purchasers of services. Nic...

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Pilots and crew exposed to contaminated ai on aircraft have shown a pattern of acute and chronic symptoms, ranging from headaches and dizziness to breathing and vision problems.

Flight crews at risk from contaminated air in aircraft

4 Aug 2017

The health of pilots and aircrews could be being put at risk by prolonged exposure to contaminated air within aircraft,...

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Occupational health future workforce crisis

Occupational health future workforce crisis: is the NHS the solution?

4 Aug 2017

A recent paper published in the British Medical Journal argues that to solve the occupational health future workforce crisis, OH...

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Occupational health service for all NHS staff

Doctors call for occupational health service for all NHS staff

4 Aug 2017

The British Medical Association’s (BMA) annual representative meeting in June warned of “stress, fatigue, burnout, substance abuse and low morale”...

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Sedentary middle aged office workers' health

Sedentary middle-aged office workers’ health at risk

3 Aug 2017

Most middle-aged office staff now spend as much time sitting down as pensioners, research has suggested, and in the process...

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Night shifts

Night shifts can lead to cancer, study suggests

2 Aug 2017

Working night shifts is associated with a reduced ability to repair DNA lesions that can, over time, cause DNA damage...

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Government urged to prioritise mental health in the public sector

6 Jul 2017

The mental health charity Mind has urged the Government to make mental health in the public sector “a top priority”,...

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A study found that longer commutes appeared to have a significant impact on mental wellbeing

Long commutes to work take toll on employee health

6 Jul 2017

Long commutes are causing poor health and damaging the productivity of the nation’s employees, research from the Britain’s Healthiest Workplace...

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Flexible working is among the most commonly used wellbeing benefits, along with line manager training, carer support, home working and occupational health.

Three in four firms have an employee wellbeing strategy

5 Jul 2017

Nearly three-quarters (71%) of UK companies say they now either have or are implementing a wellbeing strategy during 2017, research...

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eyecare benefits

Women more likely to take up eyecare benefits at work

30 May 2017

Women are more likely to take up eyecare benefits than men, employers believe, with older employees (aged over 40) again...

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