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Workplace wellbeing strategies linked to HR goals are on the rise

Higher numbers of employers have adopted workplace wellbeing strategies in the past year than in previous years and they are...

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Occupational health effects linked to terrestrial trunked radios (TETRA)

The use of terrestrial trunked radios (TETRAs) has raised concerns about health and sickness absence. Jackie Cinnamond looks at the...

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Occupational health confidentiality: doctors welcome revised GMC guidance

Occupational health doctors welcomed the General Medical Council’s (GMC’s) publication in January of revised guidance on confidentiality for all doctors...

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GPs gain support for mental ill-health and addiction

A new service designed to offer support to GPs and GP trainees suffering from mental ill health and addiction has...

Many employers opt for early interventions in sickness absence, which differs from the  the Fit for Work service model.

Employers’ use of Fit for Work service is still low, study shows

More than a year on from its launch, the Government’s flagship Fit for Work sickness absence service remains singularly underused...

The Good Life Project hopes to demonstrate the restorative benefits of natural environments and encourage wider corporate responsibility for employee wellbeing. Photo: Noel O'Reilly

Is exposing employees to nature the key to employee wellbeing and higher productivity?

A new project is working with employers to measure the impact that exposure to the natural environment has on employee...

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Lessons learned from a winning workplace health and wellbeing initiative

Reed Business Information was the winner of the CIPD’s 2016 Best Health and Wellbeing Initiative award. Lawrence Mitchell, who led...

Mental health in winter

Winter worsens the mental health of two in five workers

More than two-fifths (44%) of employees say winter has a negative effect on their mental wellbeing, with 51% believing it...

Employers should have a compassionate continuity plan to support staff after disasters like the avalanche in Abruzzo, Italy, in January. Alessandro Serano/REX/Shutterstock

Employers must have a plan to manage trauma in the workplace

Deaths at work are decreasing, but employees more likely to be exposed to trauma in the workplace in other ways....

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Employers need to raise awareness of cancer in the workplace

Cancer in the workplace is an increasingly important issue as the workforce ages, but research shows managers lack awareness of...

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