Nic Paton

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‘Surge’ in men seeking emotional support over cancer

1 May 2018

The charity Macmillan Cancer Support has said it saw a surge in the number of calls last year from men...

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Government’s Taylor Review response comes up short for OH

6 Apr 2018

The Government’s long-awaited response to Matthew Taylor’s Review of Modern Working Practices made a lot of positive noises, but was...

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Will a united body put the future in the hands of occupational health nurses?

28 Feb 2018

The decision in October by the Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners (AOHNP) to merge with the Faculty of Occupational...

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TUC health and safety spokesman attacks Government over work and disability

1 Feb 2018

The TUC’s senior policy officer for health and safety, Hugh Robertson, has sharply criticised Government moves to scrap the Fit...

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Office-based small business owners are putting health at risk

1 Feb 2018

Small business owners are putting their health at risk by spending too long “slumped” in front of their computers, the...

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Occupational health practitioners urged to join consultation on future NHS workforce

1 Feb 2018

The Society of Occupational Medicine is urging OH practitioners to get involved in a consultation on the future NHS workforce...

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Fit for Work service scrapped in workplace health policy overhaul

4 Jan 2018

The Government has scrapped its Fit for Work service, blaming “low referral rates”. The service will come to an end...

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Employers see link between workplace health and performance

4 Jan 2018

Employers are almost unanimous in seeing a direct correlation between workplace health and performance, a study by benefits provider Aon...

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Public Health England urges bowel cancer screening for over-60s

4 Jan 2018

Public Health England (PHE) has called on all men and women aged over 60 to ensure they are screened for...

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Workplace bullying raises risk of Type 2 diabetes, research shows

4 Jan 2018

Workplace bullying and violence may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes for both men and women, according to research....

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Public Health England publish guidance on bloodborne viruses

30 Nov 2017

Public Health England has published guidance on the health clearance of healthcare workers and the management of those infected with...

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Tool helps tackle musculoskeletal conditions

30 Nov 2017

A new tool designed to help health commissioners come up with more cost-effective ways to tackle musculoskeletal conditions within their...

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Reports show worrying decline in NHS nurses

30 Nov 2017

Three high-level reports have identified a worrying decline in NHS nurse numbers, with fewer coming to the UK from abroad,...

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Workers need more support after suffering stress

30 Nov 2017

Workers need more support from employers around “regaining control” after suffering from stress, anxiety or mental ill-health, the Institution of...

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Public Health England campaign aims to boost employee health in small businesses

2 Nov 2017

Public Health England (PHE) has launched an initiative to support small businesses to improve work health.
It has linked up...

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