Occupational Health & Wellbeing

Nine in 10 NHS trusts have asbestos in their hospital buildings

An MP has urged the government to conduct an audit of asbestos at every NHS trust after it emerged nine...

Thousands of young people have type 2 diabetes

Almost 7,000 people under 25 have type 2 diabetes, with thousands more expected to be diagnosed in the next few...

How nurse-led absence management can save lives

With absence estimated to cost the UK economy as much as £18 billion pounds per year, Suzanne Monk makes the...

Triage: the (mostly) missing link in OH mental health

Occupational mental health cases are normally not emergencies. Yet, supporting management and HR to adopt a triage approach to initial...

Is NHS occupational health at breaking point?

An NHS England consultation on how to spend extra funding announced by the government last summer has cast a spotlight...

Why we need better-value health checks

Employee health checks too often seem to be about marketing and income generation, especially in the private and insured sector....

Ten ways employers can maximise their occupational health spend

Occupational health can bring significant expertise to bear on a wide range of workplace health and wellbeing challenges. But, like...

Message centre – understanding and articulating the occupational health ‘brand’

Occupational health practitioners are, rightly, always focused on delivering excellence. But with government reviewing the future shape of OH, Nick...

CPD: The importance of engaging with environmental controls

Environmental management and oversight is not traditionally something considered to be within occupational health’s remit. But environmental management can have...

Wake up to hearing loss in younger workers

Noise-induced occupational hearing loss is normally entirely preventable. But lack of awareness, especially among younger workers, poor training methods and...

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