Occupational Health & Wellbeing

Maintaining confidence in your workplace cleaning during coronavirus

Effective cleaning and decontamination are at the heart of keeping workplaces ‘Covid secure’ as well as, critically, in ensuring employees...

Healthcare staff need more information to treat ‘long Covid’

Research from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has argued that people suffering from ‘long Covid’ – or often...

Governments told to prioritise tackling rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions

Governments across Europe are being urged to create a comprehensive strategy to tackle rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions, which currently affect...

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Occupational health ‘too expensive’ and complicated, complain employers

Employers do not use occupational health because it is too expensive and too complicated, because they have had their fingers...

Fewer staff taking time off for mental health, poll finds

The propotion of workers taking time off because of poor mental health has fallen to 28% from 36% last year,...

Guidance on providing support following a suicide in primary care

SOM, the Society of Occupational Medicine, has collaborated with the Louise Tebboth Foundation to launch a report on providing care...

‘Compelling case’ for weekly Covid testing of NHS staff, say MPs

MPs have said there is a ‘compelling case’ for weekly testing of NHS staff to stop the health service becoming...

Sickness toll of first wave of Covid-19 on NHS staff is revealed

Covid-19 caused nearly 341,000 days of sickness absence among NHS staff in May, figures from NHS Digital have revealed –...

Warning that a fifth of adults might need mental health support post pandemic

The government and the NHS must ‘prepare now’ to meet increased need for mental health support – for as many...

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Mouth lesions and skin rashes could be another sign of Covid-19

Oral lesions and skin rashes could be another potential symptom of Covid-19 for clinicians and healthcare professionals to look out...

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