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Radio waves: terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA)

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...

Employees with high emotional intelligence have higher job satisfaction as they can reduce negative feelings, a study finds

Occupational health research round-up: March 2017

1 Mar 2017

This month’s look at recent occupational health research includes studies on emotional intelligence at work and the different effects of...

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Return to work of a security officer with plantar fasciitis

5 Feb 2017

This case study examines the impact of plantar fasciitis on the ability of Brian, a 40-year-old security officer, to undertake...

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A PHE paper prompts OH educators on  multi-disciplinary education, high-quality clinical placements and course content

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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Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing survey offers a mandate for change

1 Dec 2016

A survey by the Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing published in September shows OH nurses have an appetite for a...

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Parliamentary report finds occupational medicine workforce crisis is deepening

1 Dec 2016

Occupational medicine in the UK is facing a recruitment and retention “perfect storm”, the Faculty and Society of Occupational Medicine...

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The requirement for a prescribing qualification in a proposed RCN advanced nursing scheme has raised eyebrows among occupational health nurses

RCN advanced nursing criteria may exclude occupational health nurses

1 Dec 2016

Occupational health nurses have expressed their disquiet about a scheme being tested by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to...

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Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing survey finds OH nurses feel unrepresented

3 Nov 2016

More than eight out of 10 OH nurses in the UK feel they are not professionally supported, with existing nursing...

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National School of Occupational Health spells out its vision

2 Nov 2016

The National School of Occupational Health was founded in 2014 to tackle the shortage of skilled OH practitioners and to...

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Learning and development in occupational health must include customer service

2 Nov 2016

Learning and development in OH must combine clinical training with a large element of customer service and consulting skills, says...

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How to get occupational health management referrals right

22 Jun 2016

Getting OH management referrals right is a key factor in supporting a return to work after sickness absence. Dr Sue...

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Taking a good health history in occupational health can be one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of the work

Taking a health history in occupational health

23 May 2016

In the first of two articles on assessing an employee’s fitness to work as part of a management referral, Anne ...

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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?

NMC revalidation: OH roadshows provide lessons on key issues

23 May 2016

A series of roadshows on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revalidation process, organised by the Association of Occupational Health...

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Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing launches major survey of OH nurses

4 May 2016

The group leading the development of a new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing (FOHN) has launched a survey of OH...

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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?

NMC should allow more occupational health nurses to qualify as mentors

3 May 2016

NMC standards require that only occupational health nurses on part three of the NMC register can qualify as mentors for...

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