Nic Paton

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Workplace health ‘in the fourth industrial revolution’

6 Jul 2018

The second annual Health and Safety Executive lecture took place in April. This year’s speaker was Dr Richard Heron, chief...

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Why a Brexit-fuelled government collapse may be bad news for occupational health

4 Jul 2018

Whatever you may feel about Brexit, there is an argument that occupational health practitioners should be willing and hoping Theresa...

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OH practitioners question NHS England plan to limit range of surgical procedures

2 Jul 2018

NHS England has outlined plans to limit a range of surgical procedures, including for common workplace-related conditions such as carpal...

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The Fit for Work service

Government ‘not ruling out’ making occupational health mandatory for employers, says minister

28 Jun 2018

The minister for disabled people, health and work, Sarah Newton, has said the government is “certainly not ruling out” the...

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Merger of occupational health nursing bodies called off

6 Jun 2018

The Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing (FOHN) and Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners (AOHNP) have called off their planned...

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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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