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OH&W Awards – ‘If directors buy into the strategy, you are going to have a much better success rate’

3 Jul 2020

Winner of the ‘Best wellbeing initiative’ in last year’s Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards, Office Athletes has forged a close...

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Talking toolkits: unpicking Covid-19 return-to-work advice for occupational health

3 Jul 2020

With the UK now gradually reopening for business, organisations across the workplace health spectrum have been developing toolkits and resources...

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Coronavirus: employers warned to remain vigilant following ‘super Saturday’

1 Jul 2020

With lockdown restrictions in England set to ease further this weekend, the British Safety Council (BSC) has sounded a warning...

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‘Huge swathes’ of doctors could quit following pandemic without mental health support

1 Jul 2020

The government, NHS and private healthcare providers need to develop a plan to support the mental wellbeing and support of...

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Psychiatrists highlight extent of Covid-19 neurological complications

1 Jul 2020

A study of 153 patients treated in UK hospitals during the acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic has illustrated the...

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Study launched into value of remote physiotherapy

1 Jul 2020

A study is being carried out to evaluate the value of remote physiotherapy consultations during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Chartered...

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Charities call for national post-coronavirus ‘mental health renewal plan’

1 Jul 2020

A coalition of charities has called on prime minister Boris Johnson to create a ‘mental health renewal plan’ for England...

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The Children and Families Act has received Royal Assent.

Workplace health Green Paper now expected ‘later this year’

1 Jul 2020

The government’s workplace health Green Paper is now expected to be published “later this year”, the Department for Work and...

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Jean Raper: former chair, RCN Society of Occupational Health Nursing group

18 Jun 2020

Jean Raper, former chair of the Royal College of Nursing’s Society of Occupational Health Nursing group, course leader at Sheffield...

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SOM adds to coronavirus return-to-work guidance with mental health toolkit

8 Jun 2020

SOM, the Society of Occupational Medicine, has published a toolkit to help organisations and staff in managing work-relevant mental health...

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Confusion over medical assessments leaving Northern Ireland HGV drivers ‘unable to work’

4 Jun 2020

An anomaly over medical assessments has caused some HGV drivers in Northern Ireland to lose work during the coronavirus crisis,...

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Employers could face legal threat if workers return and catch Covid-19, expert warns

4 Jun 2020

Employers UK could risk facing legal action from employees who return to work and contract the Covid-19 virus, a health...

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Constructing Better Health OH scheme to close, as Covid-19 takes its toll

4 Jun 2020

The Constructing Better Health (CBH) occupational health scheme for the construction sector is being shut down, with the impact of...

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Staff shortages pose ‘large threat’ to future of occupational health provision, report warns

4 Jun 2020

The continuing shortage of qualified occupational health physicians and nurses poses “a potential large threat to the future of OH...

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SOM return-to-work toolkit highlights OH leadership role post pandemic

18 May 2020

With the focus within occupational health beginning to shift from the immediate healthcare challenges of managing Covid-19 to how workplaces...

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