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...

mental health at work

Leaders must change the culture on mental health at work

13 Apr 2017

Momentum is growing to make employers’ take responsibility to tackle the problem of mental health at work, not least from...

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cancer in the workplace

Employers need to raise awareness of cancer in the workplace

1 Mar 2017

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

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Metastatic melanoma: the most lethal type of skin cancer which is associated with sun exposure.

Deaths from cancer set to fall

2 Feb 2017

Four hundred thousand fewer people will die from cancer over the next 20 years thanks to advances in research, diagnosis...

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More than one in seven (15%) said  in a survey they would not disclose a long-term health condition such as arthritis or recurrent joint pain to their employer.

Research calls for better support for long-term conditions in the workplace

2 Feb 2017

A study by the charity Arthritis Research UK has called on the Government to better support people with long-term conditions...

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Will the Government's work, health and disability Green Paper close the disability employment gap?

What must happen for the work, health and disability Green Paper to succeed

9 Jan 2017

The Government’s recent work, health and disability Green Paper sets an ambitious target for closing the disability employment gap. Nick...

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Fit notes and sickness absence

Fit notes: occupational health practitioners respond to government proposals for reform

1 Dec 2016

The Government has announced a major review of statutory sick pay, fit notes and the role employers can play in...

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pre-employment medical screening

Tips for dealing with difficult pre-employment medical screening issues

8 Nov 2016

The Equality Act 2010 introduced a ban on pre-employment medical screening before a job offer is made. Six years on,...

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Deaf workers: one in four has quit a job because of discrimination

25 Aug 2016

One in four workers with hearing loss has been forced to quit a job because of discrimination, according to a...

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cancer in the workplace

Employers fail to manage cancer in the workplace, survey shows

28 Jun 2016

Employers are failing to plan for how to support and manage employees with cancer, both those going through treatment and...

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returning to work after a stroke

Employees returning to work after a stroke face “invisible” barriers

31 May 2016

“Invisible” impairments, such as memory loss, concentration problems and fatigue, can be key barriers that stop people returning to work...

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How to plan the return to work for disabled employees

23 May 2016

Effective planning to support the return to work of disabled employees after a period of absence can help ensure that...

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Disability discrimination: NHS worker with cancer awarded £115,000

3 Nov 2015

An employment tribunal has awarded £115,000 for disability discrimination to an NHS worker with cancer who was required to undergo...

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mild cognitive impairment

Managing a mild cognitive impairment: the facts

30 Oct 2015

With an ageing demographic, there is an increasing risk of mild cognitive impairment in the working population. Dr Jenny Barnett...

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visual impairments

Workstation adjustments for people with visual impairments

29 Oct 2015

Technology is on hand to make working life easier for employees with visual impairments. Robin Christopherson looks at how employers...

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