Wellbeing and health promotion

Health screening at work

How to ensure health screening at work reaches all staff

Employers need to ensure wellbeing programmes and health screening at work are relevant to all employees, argues Lee Gruskin. The...

Flexible working is among the most commonly used wellbeing benefits, along with line manager training, carer support, home working and occupational health.

Three in four firms have an employee wellbeing strategy

5 Jul 2017

Nearly three-quarters (71%) of UK companies say they now either have or are implementing a wellbeing strategy during 2017, research...

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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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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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eyecare benefits

Women more likely to take up eyecare benefits at work

30 May 2017

Women are more likely to take up eyecare benefits than men, employers believe, with older employees (aged over 40) again...

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E-cigarettes in the workplace: an employer’s guide to vaping

30 May 2017

In July 2007, England introduced its smoking ban, following the rest of the UK in banning the use of cigarettes...

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Employee wellbeing programmes and return on investment: the false profit

Employee wellbeing programmes and return on investment: the false profit

5 May 2017

Big claims are made for the return on investment of employee wellbeing programmes, but how reliable is the evidence? Dr...

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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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mental health at work

Leaders must change the culture on mental health at work

13 Apr 2017

Momentum is growing to make employers’ take responsibility to tackle the problem of mental health at work, not least from...

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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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Mental health in the workplace

Mental health in the workplace: IoD calls on Government to target SMEs

4 Apr 2017

The Government needs to do more to work with employers and business leaders to “start a conversation” on mental health...

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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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