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Gig economy inquiry by Work and Pensions Committee launched

2 Dec 2016

The Work and Pensions Committee has announced an inquiry into the UK welfare system’s ability to adequately support the growing...

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Michelle Obama “ape” comment: how employers can deal with racist language

2 Dec 2016

An inflammatory and racist Facebook post that referred to Michelle Obama as an “ape” caused widespread outrage on social media....

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Occupational health research round-up: December 2016

1 Dec 2016

This month’s round-up of occupational health research looks at studies on therapists with upper limb disorders, the impact of health...

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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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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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Regardless of Brexit, Europe's GDPR is on UK employers' minds

Top 10 HR questions November 2016: New EU data protection rules – GDPR

1 Dec 2016

FAQs on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the apprenticeship levy dominate the top 10 HR questions for...

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Zika virus and business travel : six duty of care actions for employers

1 Dec 2016

As evidence of the effect of the Zika virus grows, employers must address their responsibilities. Dr Jonathan O’Keeffe explains.
The...

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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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Poor sleep and work

Wake up to the link between poor sleep and work performance

1 Dec 2016

Poor sleep and work performance are linked, according to a recent study, backed up by a body of previous findings....

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GPs get own occupational health service

Scottish GPs and primary care staff get access to free occupational health service

1 Dec 2016

GPs and practice staff in Scotland have been given access to a new, free occupational health service, the Scottish Government...

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Apprenticeship levy – The facts

1 Dec 2016

PROMOTED | In spring 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. You may be ...

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“Pawternity” leave? Time off work for pets and other leave of the future

1 Dec 2016

Around half of UK households own a pet, according to the RSPCA. So why is there not a specific legal...

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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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Taylor review on modern employment practices launched

30 Nov 2016

The Taylor review on modern employment practices launches today to look into the impact of changes to the labour market....

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