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Could 2021 be the year occupational health seizes its moment?

5 Feb 2021

In her Christmas lecture to members of SOM, Professor Dame Carol Black urged occupational health practitioners to use the harsh...

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Call for NHS staff to be better supported so as to avoid undue risk-taking

2 Feb 2021

SOM, the Society of Occupational Medicine, has called for NHS staff to be better supported in the workplace so as...

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Guidance aiming to help healthcare professionals manage ‘long Covid’

7 Jan 2021

New guidance has been published on managing the long-term health effects of Covid-19, or so-called ‘long Covid’.
The guidance by...

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Three-quarters will take Covid vaccine, but reluctance highest among BAME and low income

7 Jan 2021

More than three-quarters of people (76%) say they will agree to be vaccinated against Covid-19 when their turn comes, as...

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PPE shortage fears returning as third wave of Covid bites

6 Jan 2021

With the NHS under severe pressure from the latest wave of Covid-19, nurses, GPs and unions have raised concerns about...

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Covid infection rates as much as 333% higher for some teachers

6 Jan 2021

The government’s decision this week to embark on a third national lockdown and close primary and secondary schools in England...

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Significant minority experiencing ‘long Covid’ symptoms, warns ONS

17 Dec 2020

A fifth of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 are still exhibiting symptoms five weeks or more after being...

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Dame Carol Black – OH must ‘seize the moment’ to raise its profile post pandemic

17 Dec 2020

Occupational health practitioners need to use 2021 to “seize the moment” presented by the Covid-19 pandemic and push to ensure...

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Burnout and exhaustion stalk NHS response to Covid second wave

4 Dec 2020

NHS workers went into this autumn’s second wave of Covid-19 already feeling exhausted, emotionally fragile and at risk of burnout....

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Occupational health education facing a challenging future post pandemic

4 Dec 2020

There were serious concerns about the future of occupational health training even before the pandemic threw our education system up...

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Warning of ‘second pandemic’ of mental ill health

3 Dec 2020

The mental health charity Mind has warned of a “second pandemic” of mental ill health, as calls to its helpline...

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NHS reporting higher than average take-up of flu vaccination

3 Dec 2020

Three-quarters (75%) of those aged 65 and over in England had received their free vaccine by the final week of...

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Food processing sites could become Covid ‘super spreaders’ this Christmas

3 Dec 2020

Food processing factories could become “super spreaders” of Covid-19 in the run up to Christmas, the union body the TUC...

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Occupational health bracing itself for challenges of imminent Covid-19 vaccine rollout

2 Dec 2020

With the arrival of viable Covid-19 vaccines, the UK is gearing up for perhaps the biggest mass vaccination programme in...

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Second lockdown could fuel problem drinking, warns charity

10 Nov 2020

This month’s second national lockdown in England could fuel a wave of alcohol-related health problems, a charity has warned.

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