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Bipolar disorder and work attendance

Bipolar disorder and work attendance: a case study

Occupational health professionals have a role in managing bipolar disorder and work attendance. Catherine Carr explains how psychological flags can...

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Representatives meet with NMC to discuss disquiet over OH nurse training

3 May 2017

Occupational health professionals were set to meet officials from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) last month to open potentially...

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Almost 35% of workers aged between 26 and 30 are physically inactive, in contrast with only 22.5% of 56-60 year old workers, research finds

Occupational health research round-up: May 2017

3 May 2017

This month’s round-up of occupational health research includes reports showing that young workers are less active than older ones, and...

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Report finds lack of clarity in occupational health training courses

4 Apr 2017

The current wide variety of occupational health training courses “reduces clarity for employers and potential students”, a report from the...

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Survey results critical of training of occupational health nurses

4 Apr 2017

Current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) principles for the training of occupational health nurses do not adequately prepare them for...

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A backlash in August against an illegal working sting at the Byron Burger restaurant in London. Controversy about migrant labour affects the health of workers. Guy Bell/REX/Shutterstock

Role of occupational health in migrant workers’ health

2 Apr 2017

Migrant workers’ health presents a unique set of challenges for OH practitioners. Tristi Brownett draws on personal experience to offer...

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Occupational health effects linked to terrestrial trunked radios (TETRA)

2 Mar 2017

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

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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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