Occupational Health & Wellbeing


Engaging all employees in their Personal Health Status

PROMOTED | It is a well-established fact that healthy employees are more productive and less prone to sickness absence...

Can occupational health models can help the profession grow like a dandelion with the most minimal resources?

Occupational health models: Ruth Alston’s legacy and influence

The Ruth Alston memorial lecture is an annual reminder of how occupational health models have evolved over the last 25...

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

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

occupational health research: noise

Occupational health research round-up: September 2017

This month’s look at occupational health research includes studies on noise at work and how outdoor breaks can relieve stress...

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Long hours put workers at risk of irregular heartbeat

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

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

OCD in the workplace

Raising awareness of OCD in the workplace

Having found the courage to reveal his obsessive compulsive disorder to his employer, Colin Minto is now highlighting the issue...


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

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

What is occupational health?

What is occupational health? A guide for HR and line managers

This article is part of a series by Dr John Cooper on what is occupational health. It is intended as...

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New SOM medical malpractice indemnity policy for occupational health practitioners

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) is offering a new medical malpractice indemnity policy for nurses who work in occupational...

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