Return to work and rehabilitation

chronic fatigue syndrome

Supporting employees with chronic fatigue syndrome

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

work and health

“Work and health will be high on the agenda in 2017″

5 Apr 2017

There has been a plethora of activity and related reports recently in the work and health world. Nick Pahl, CEO...

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Small companies are bursting with entrepreneurship, but one of the worst performing sectors in employee health outcomes

How to remove the barriers stopping SMEs investing in employee wellbeing

4 Apr 2017

Small and medium-sized enterprises have a poor record for investing in employee wellbeing. Andrew Harris, workplace health and wellbeing specialist...

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income protection

How income protection has a role in corporate wellbeing programmes

2 Apr 2017

Income protection has traditionally been used to protect staff and their families if they are off work through illness or...

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long-term sickness absence

Don’t let short-term thinking create long-term sickness absence

2 Apr 2017

Getting a second opinion from a doctor can cut long-term sickness absence by helping ensure employees get the right diagnosis...

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Many employers opt for early interventions in sickness absence, which differs from the  the Fit for Work service model.

Employers’ use of Fit for Work service is still low, study shows

2 Mar 2017

More than a year on from its launch, the Government’s flagship Fit for Work sickness absence service remains singularly underused...

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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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plantar fasciitis

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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The Guernsey flag: the island  has overhauled sickness absence and sick pay  with emphasis on return to work after illness. Photo: Richard Sowersby/REX/Shutterstock

Occupational health plays key role in Guernsey’s sickness absence and sick pay revamp

31 Jan 2017

Guernsey has launched phase two of its reforms of sickness absence and sick pay, focusing on return-to-work interventions and the...

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NICE: massage and manipulation should only be used with exercise due to lack of  evidence of benefits when used alone.

NICE updates guidance on low back pain and sciatica

3 Jan 2017

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published updated guidance on low back pain and sciatica, including...

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work and drug and alcohol addiction

Government report shows links between work and drug and alcohol addiction

3 Jan 2017

The Government’s long-awaited review into the links between work and addiction was published in December.
The review by Dame Carol...

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Are some complementary therapies used in work and wellbeing programmes  just  “plain daft”, despite their widespread use?

IES conference: the good, the bad and the plain daft in work and wellbeing

2 Jan 2017

The recent annual conference of the Institute for Employment Studies took place just after the health and disability Green Paper...

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risks of sedentary work

Sedentary working, chronic fatigue and long-term conditions top bill at workplace wellbeing event

1 Dec 2016

The third annual Work, Health and Wellbeing Conference took place in Salford in September, focusing on sedentary work, chronic fatigue...

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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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Health insurance for older workers is increasingly based on  early intervention to enable  a return to work.

Second medical opinion services can cut risks of employing older workers

2 Nov 2016

Second medical opinion services can help older workers return to work after sickness absence and reduce risks for employers, argues...

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