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depression in the workplace

Depression in the workplace: the role of occupational health

OH has a key role in supporting people with depression in the workplace, collaborating with HR, line managers and primary...

Data protection in occupational health

Data protection in occupational health: a guide

4 Oct 2017

The growth of internet and mobile technology has made it all the more important to understand rules on data protection...

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artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence set to revolutionise future occupational health delivery

4 Oct 2017

Artificial intelligence could take over many professional tasks in future, including in occupational health. OH adviser Susan Carty urges practitioners...

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Can occupational health models can help the profession grow like a dandelion with the most minimal resources?

Occupational health models: Ruth Alston’s legacy and influence

31 Aug 2017

The Ruth Alston memorial lecture is an annual reminder of how occupational health models have evolved over the last 25...

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What is occupational health?

What is occupational health? A guide for HR and line managers

31 Aug 2017

This article is part of a series by Dr John Cooper on what is occupational health. It is intended as...

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medical malpractice indemnity policy

New SOM medical malpractice indemnity policy for occupational health practitioners

31 Aug 2017

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) is offering a new medical malpractice indemnity policy for nurses who work in occupational...

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occupational health nurse education

Occupational health nurse education: a blueprint for change

29 Aug 2017

A document from Public Health England put sets out a curriculum for occupational health nurse education in the future. Nic...

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Occupational health future workforce crisis

Occupational health future workforce crisis: is the NHS the solution?

4 Aug 2017

A recent paper published in the British Medical Journal argues that to solve the occupational health future workforce crisis, OH...

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Occupational health service for all NHS staff

Doctors call for occupational health service for all NHS staff

4 Aug 2017

The British Medical Association’s (BMA) annual representative meeting in June warned of “stress, fatigue, burnout, substance abuse and low morale”...

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Global issues in occupational health

Conference sheds light on global issues in occupational health

2 Aug 2017

On 10 May, a joint event run by the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) and the Royal Society of Medicine...

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Confidentiality and consent: OH acts as a filter between the employee and their medical details, and the employer

Good practice when making occupational health referrals

2 Aug 2017

What are the do’s and don’ts when making referrals? In the first of a series of articles on the interface...

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NMC revalidation

How to succeed in NMC revalidation for occupational health

4 Jul 2017

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

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NMC revalidation: reflective practice

NMC revalidation: Reflective practice for occupational health nurses

3 Jul 2017

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

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functional capacity evaluation

Functional capacity evaluation and assessing fitness for work: a guide

1 Jun 2017

Functional capacity evaluation can be a critical part of assessing fitness for work, but it is not always well understood....

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musculoskeletal screening in the workplace

Musculoskeletal screening in the workplace

1 Jun 2017

Screening employees for musculoskeletal problems can help detect issues and educate employees about how to reduce the impact. A case...

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