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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...

Stuart Paterson, director of Crystal Palace Physio Group, Kathryn Moore, OH physiotherapist  and Miles Atkinson, head of OH services hold the first  SEQOHS accreditation certificate gained by an OH physiotherapy service.

SEQOHS standard: how an OH physiotherapy service blazed a trail to accreditation

4 Feb 2017

Crystal Palace Physio Group has become the first occupational health physiotherapy service to achieve the SEQOHS standard for occupational health...

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PHE blueprint for occupational health nurse education sets standards for future OH training

3 Jan 2017

Public Health England (PHE) has set out a new blueprint for occupational health nurse education, designed to respond to the...

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Should the NMC extend the range of OH nurses who qualify to be mentors in order to  safeguard the future of the profession?

Occupational Health nurses call for sweeping changes to education and regulation

16 Nov 2015

Occupational health nurses leading the development of a Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing (FOHN) have called for sweeping changes to...

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What NMC revalidation means for occupational health nurses

1 Dec 2014

Anne Harriss looks back at the history of the nursing profession, and examines some of the implications associated with professional...

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SEQOHS accreditation programme to be developed for construction sector

18 Sep 2014

A Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service (SEQOHS) accreditation programme specifically for providers working within the construction sector is being...

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Occupational health doctors vote against plans for united body embracing OH nurses

18 Sep 2014

The Society of Occupational Medicine has pledged to work closely with OH nurses “to find out how it can better...

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Is the loss of funding for the NHS quality unit a blow to UK occupational health?

30 Jul 2014

“Disappointed”, “incredibly disappointed”, “deeply disappointed”, “short-sighted”, “sad”, “a great loss” – the response to the announcement in July that the...

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NHS occupational health quality unit to close due to lack of funds

16 Jul 2014

Occupational health as a speciality and professional community needs to “reflect” on why there was not enough uptake or financial...

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Monitoring MoHaWK clinical governance system

19 May 2014

National audits are rapidly becoming an established part of the occupational health (OH) landscape, especially in the NHS. Nic Paton...

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OH practitioner investigated for reusing syringes in blood tests

19 May 2014

More than 600 students at the University of Derby were contacted in April to be called back for blood tests...

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Two occupational health services in five now SEQOHS accredited

1 May 2014

More than 40% of occupational health services are now accredited by the Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service (SEQOHS) standard,...

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Protecting staff with workplace health surveillance

5 Feb 2014

It is essential that employers adopt robust and legally compliant health surveillance programmes to protect their staff. Jenny Mason explains....

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Providers using MoHaWK improve their performance

3 Sep 2013

More than two-thirds of OH units using the MoHaWK (Management of Health At Work Knowledge) web-based clinical governance and benchmarking...

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Stepping up audit practice in occupational health

1 Sep 2013

Five years ago, Dame Carol Black’s review of workplace health recommended that the occupational health profession raise its game. As...

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