Occupational Health & Wellbeing

Bipolar disorder and work attendance

Bipolar disorder and work attendance: a case study

Occupational health professionals have a role in managing bipolar disorder and work attendance. Catherine Carr explains how psychological flags can...

e-cigarettes, vaping

Electronic cigarettes in the workplace: a guide

In this good practice guide to electronic cigarettes in the workplace, Sarah Silcox looks at the evidence on vaping, policy...

Employee wellbeing programmes and return on investment: the false profit

Employee wellbeing programmes and return on investment: the false profit

Big claims are made for the return on investment of employee wellbeing programmes, but how reliable is the evidence? Dr...

sickness absence

Sickness absence drops to all-time low

Workplace sickness absence is at an all-time low, the Government’s official statistics body said in March.
An estimated 137 million...

risk of suicide

Latest figures show professions with highest risk of suicide

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have for the first time revealed which professions have the highest risk...

OH nurse training

Representatives meet with NMC to discuss disquiet over OH nurse training

Occupational health professionals were set to meet officials from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) last month to open potentially...

supporting older workers

Fulfilling work is essential to supporting older workers

New research from the Centre for Ageing Better says understanding what people want and value from work can help them...

global mobility

Global mobility: Take a bespoke approach to employee wellbeing

With global mobility increasing, research shows the need for employers to look at the individual needs of staff to ensure...

Almost 35% of workers aged between 26 and 30 are physically inactive, in contrast with only 22.5% of 56-60 year old workers, research finds

Occupational health research round-up: May 2017

This month’s round-up of occupational health research includes reports showing that young workers are less active than older ones, and...

wearable fitness trackers

Wearable fitness trackers in the workplace: surveillance by fitbit?

Wearable fitness trackers such as fitbit are promoted as useful tools for wellbeing...

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