Occupational Health & Wellbeing

Just one in 10 will smoke in 2023, predicts PHE

Public Health England (PHE) has estimated that only one in 10 people will smoke in five years’ time, as the...

Employee assistance calls for mental health issues rise by nearly a third

Calls made to employee assistance programmes (EAPs) by workers seeking help for a mental health issue have risen by almost...

Younger staff want employers to put more emphasis on health and wellbeing

Six in 10 younger workers think their current working conditions have an adverse effect on their health and wellbeing, highlighting...

Three in 10 employees experienced an accident or mistake because of tiredness

Almost half (46%) of employees regularly turn up to their jobs feeling too tired to work, making them more prone...

NHS set to get tough on flu vaccination of frontline staff

Frontline NHS staff who refuse to have the flu vaccination this winter may be redeployed in order to protect patient...

Half of staff have experienced a mental health issue in their current role

Nearly half (48%) of people have experienced a mental health problem in their current job, yet only half of these...

Only half feel confident enough to offer first aid if needed

Only half of adults would feel confident about offering first aid if they witnessed somebody falling unwell, according to the...

Understanding the mindset behind sedentary lifestyles

Most of us understand all too well we need to be less sedentary. But just being told you need to...

Resource management – court case highlights occupational health grey area

A healthcare provider has recently been fined more than half-a-million pounds because its internal occupational health service was not deemed...

Trauma response – OH’s role is supporting PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a term that gets bandied around a lot, explains Christine Husbands. But what does it mean...

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