Nic Paton

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Drivers working in gig economy not provided with safety training

24 Sep 2018

A study into drivers working as part of the “gig economy” has highlighted the importance of businesses treating the management...

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New voice for nurses as Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing is set to launch

24 Sep 2018

Next month (October) sees the launch of the new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing, the membership organisation that, it is...

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Lessons from the rise and fall of Fit for Work

3 Aug 2018

A final question – more statement really – to minister Sarah Newton at June’s Society and Faculty of Occupational Medicine...

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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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