Occupational Health & Wellbeing

sleep-deprivation

Toolkit aims to help employers tackle sleep deprivation

Business in the Community and Public Health England have launched a toolkit to help employers reduce the risk of sleep...

Promoting healthier lifestyles and good nutrition can help reduce absence

Staff lose 30 days a year due to sickness absence and ‘presenteeism’

Employees lose an average of 30.4 working days a year due to sickness absence and underperformance at work due to...

Mental-health-absence

Blue Monday: Prioritise mental health support to reduce absence

On “Blue Monday”, employers have been reminded to make workers’ mental health a priority in order to reduce absenteeism.
Absence...

Tameside hospital is offering staff healthier alternatives to sugary food and drinks

Hospital bans sugary food and drinks to reduce staff obesity

A hospital in Manchester has banned the sale of sugary food and drinks from its restaurant in a bid to...

Financial wellbeing can have a big impact on stress and work engagement

Business should put onus on employees’ financial wellbeing

Employers should make their employees’ financial wellbeing a central part of their strategy, according to a report by Willis Towers...

Pre-existing health conditions raise the  health risk for pregnant women, while pregnancy in itself is often stressful.

Report calls for action on women’s health issues at work

A recent report from the Work Foundation is appealing for an end to stigma surrounding women’s health issues at work,...

Fit for Work service assessment

Fit for Work service scrapped in workplace health policy overhaul

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

It all adds up: a survey shows employers see a link between employee health benefits and organisation performance

Employers see link between workplace health and performance

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

Microscopic image of an intestinal lymph node involved in metastatic colon cancer.

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

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

Type 2 diabetes

Workplace bullying raises risk of Type 2 diabetes, research shows

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

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