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Engaging all employees in their Personal Health Status

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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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mental health issues at work

A framework for tackling mental health issues at work

30 Aug 2017

Evidence shows that mental health issues at work are a growing problem. Dr Nick Summerton sets out a suggested framework...

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occupational health value proposition

Spelling out the occupational health value proposition to business

29 Aug 2017

A document from the Society of Occupational Medicine explains the occupational health value proposition for potential purchasers of services. Nic...

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Return to work after myocardial infarction

Return to work after myocardial infarction case study

29 Aug 2017

Return to work after myocardial infarction involves occupational health assessment of fitness to work, the nature of the role and...

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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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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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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

4 Jul 2017

With growing numbers of employees set to work into older age, managing those with terminal illness will be a priority...

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injuries outside of work

Should employers take responsibility for injuries outside of work?

4 Jul 2017

Are injuries away from the workplace the responsibility of employers? Paul Wimpenny explains why firms should aim to keep staff...

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occupational exposure to Hepatitis B

Case study: occupational exposure to Hepatitis B

2 Jun 2017

A case study of occupational exposure to hepatitis B shows how to transform occupational health nursing care through reflective practice....

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Manual handling training was part of a comprehensive programme to reduce musculoskeletal injuries

Consumer goods company cuts absence with occupational health physiotherapy

2 Jun 2017

In a special report produced in association with occupational health physiotherapy provider Connect Health, we look at how over two...

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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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Connect Health occupational health physiotherapy model

Evolution of an occupational health physiotherapy service

1 Jun 2017

Connect Health’s physiotherapy service model recognises that treatment is only one part of managing musculoskeletal risk.
Occupational health physiotherapy service...

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chronic fatigue syndrome

Supporting employees with chronic fatigue syndrome

10 Apr 2017

Employees who appear focused and capable could be susceptible to chronic fatigue syndrome, a potentially debilitating condition whose warning signs...

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