Occupational Health & Wellbeing

Workers with lung conditions ‘prepared to quit’ rather than return post Covid-19

Workers with lung conditions are so worried about returning to their workplace some will risk being fired if they are...

‘Covid age’ model helps determine virus risk, say researchers

Experts in occupational medicine have developed a risk assessment tool to evaluate an individual’s vulnerability to Covid-19, based on their...

Antidepressants can be better than painkillers for chronic pain, suggests NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has warned that a range of commonly used painkillers for chronic...

A coaching mindset within occupational health – release your inner ‘enabler’

Occupational health practitioners are trained to be “the expert in the room” when it comes to workplace health and often...

CPD: Occupational health’s role in managing lumbar disc prolapse

A prolapsed lumbar disc can cause intense pain, numbness and tingling through the hips, buttocks, legs and feet, affecting mobility...

Occupational health on the coronavirus frontline – ‘I have been swabbing symptomatic NHS staff’

Occupational health nurses up and down the country heeded the call to come to the aid of the hard-pressed NHS...

The post-pandemic work landscape – joining up mental and physical health

As work slowly returns to something resembling normality post-pandemic, occupational health will have an important role to play in encouraging...

Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: August 2020

Occupational health is “thin line” protecting the Covid-19 frontline
The workload in healthcare occupational health has increased 20-fold as a...

OH&W Awards – ‘We are very focused on ensuring mental health is not swept under the carpet’

By taking a holistic approach to wellbeing, one combining healthy eating, physical activity, mental wellbeing, changing habits and leadership, the...

The post-pandemic work landscape – the role (and risks) of mental health first aid

The mental health fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could be immense. Mental health first aid could therefore have a key...

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