Occupational health news in brief

Cancer charity claims staff still in the dark

 

Cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support has said cancer patients and their managers are too often in the dark when it comes to them returning to work or dealing with people affected by cancer in the workplace. Although four in five people expected to go back to work should they be affected by cancer, three out in four would not know where to get help to do so, it concluded.

 

RCN launches campaign to raise HIV awareness

 

The Royal College of Nursing has launched a membership campaign to raise awareness of the needs of people living with HIV. A website has been developed that includes facts and links to support groups. The TUC launched a poster campaign to raise awareness of HIV in the workplace to coincide with World Aids Day last month.

 

Report on how to make business case for OH

 

The employment law website Workplace Law has published a report on how to make the business case for occupational health. Written by Occupational Health adviser Greta Thornbory, it focuses on issues such as the benefits and financial savings OH can bring, and the future of the profession.

 

OH construction service scheme gains member

 

Wendy Stimson, chair of the Mid-Downs Occupational Health Group, has joined the Constructing Better Health programme. Stimson will be OH service manager of the scheme, which is developing an OH service for the construction industry.

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