Occupational Health & Wellbeing

Health screening at work

How to ensure health screening at work reaches all staff

Employers need to ensure wellbeing programmes and health screening at work are relevant to all employees, argues Lee Gruskin. The...

Almost 80% of chefs surveyed said that they have had an accident or near miss at work that due to fatigue

Overworked chefs at risk of accidents: OH research round-up July 2017

This month’s round-up of occupational health research includes a study on overworked chefs and evidence that older workers compensate for...

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Government urged to prioritise mental health in the public sector

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

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

Long commutes to work take toll on employee health

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

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

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

Growing numbers of people will be working into older age, a period when many “critical illnesses” such as heart disease and cancer are most likely to be diagnosed

Managing workers with terminal illness: a guide

With growing numbers of employees set to work into older age, managing those with terminal illness will be a priority...

NMC revalidation

How to succeed in NMC revalidation for occupational health

Occupational health nurses will be familiar by now with the process of NMC revalidation, but concerns remain about how to...

injuries outside of work

Should employers take responsibility for injuries outside of work?

Are injuries away from the workplace the responsibility of employers? Paul Wimpenny explains why firms should aim to keep staff...

NMC revalidation: reflective practice

NMC revalidation: Reflective practice for occupational health nurses

Reflective practice is part of the NMC revalidation process and can be a critical way to improve occupational health practice....

coaching employees

How coaching staff can help them deal with change and stress

Coaching employees experiencing mental health problems at work can not only prevent and manage stress, but help people flourish, says...

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