Occupational Health & Wellbeing

IOSH urges employers to get on their bikes and embrace cycle to work benefits

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has urged employers to encourage their staff to cycle to work on...

Two-thirds don’t offer specific mental health support for workers abroad

Just a third of businesses with staff who work abroad have a specific mental health policy in place, a survey...

Nearly a third of employers report rise in time off for mental health

Almost one in three businesses have seen an increase in the number of employees taking time off to cope with...

‘Significant’ sickness absence more likely at larger employers than smaller firms

Organisations with 250 or more staff are more likely to have a ‘significant’ absence issue than smaller businesses, with sickness...

Project to map defibrillators launched to improve heart attack survival rate

The NHS and several other organisations have joined forces to map all of the UK’s defibrillators, which they hope will...

Skin cancer responsible for 8% of cancer-related claims, reveals insurer

As the summer heatwave continues, insurer Aegon has highlighted that skin cancer accounted for 8% of cancer-related claims and 5%...

Staff contradict employers to state finance is biggest concern

Financial wellbeing is employees’ biggest overall concern, research has found – although their employers suggest other issues, such as work-life...

Occupational health research round-up: August 2018

Fit notes “not implemented as intended”
The “fit note” was introduced in 2010 and was designed to radically change the...

Lessons from the rise and fall of Fit for Work

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

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Improve wellbeing by becoming ‘conversationally intelligent’

Workplace conversations happen all the time of course, but “good” conversation – talking that makes change happen or calms conflict...

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