Sickness absence management

occupational exposure to Hepatitis B

Case study: occupational exposure to Hepatitis B

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

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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sickness absence rates

Annual sickness absence rates show little change

30 May 2017

Overall sickness absence rates have remained largely unchanged in the last year, at 2.3%, the manufacturers’ organisation EEF has concluded....

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Bipolar disorder and work attendance

Bipolar disorder and work attendance: a case study

9 May 2017

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

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sickness absence

Sickness absence drops to all-time low

4 May 2017

Workplace sickness absence is at an all-time low, the Government’s official statistics body said in March.
An estimated 137 million...

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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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Macmillan

Is your sickness policy built to support people with long-term conditions?

3 Apr 2017

PROMOTED | Macmillan research shows that there are currently 1.8 million people living with cancer and at least... Find out more

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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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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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