Occupational Health & Wellbeing

Warning of ‘second pandemic’ of mental ill health

The mental health charity Mind has warned of a “second pandemic” of mental ill health, as calls to its helpline...

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NHS reporting higher than average take-up of flu vaccination

Three-quarters (75%) of those aged 65 and over in England had received their free vaccine by the final week of...

Food processing sites could become Covid ‘super spreaders’ this Christmas

Food processing factories could become “super spreaders” of Covid-19 in the run up to Christmas, the union body the TUC...

Back, neck and shoulder pain behind high proportion of digital physio sessions

Almost half (49%) of online physiotherapy sessions booked since the summer through an app operated by employee benefits provider Unum...

Cold working environments a Covid-19 risk factor, report finds

Occupational health teams should consider working at low temperatures as a risk factor for Covid-19 infection, as research has suggested...

Occupational health bracing itself for challenges of imminent Covid-19 vaccine rollout

With the imminent arrival of viable Covid-19 vaccines, the UK, and NHS, is gearing up for perhaps the biggest mass...

Lung abnormalities identified in Covid-19 patients months after infection

Research into the long-term effects of Covid-19 has found lung abnormalities three months after patients became infected with the virus....

Firms should have legal duty to protect night workers’ health, says Co-op

The Co-op has launched a nightshift workers’ health and wellbeing ‘manifesto’ in Parliament, which has called for employers to be...

Long Covid: how health and wellbeing benefits can make a difference

Long Covid can affect many areas of an employee’s life – and the health and wellbeing benefits and interventions offered...

Two-thirds would get Covid-19 vaccine when offered

Two-thirds of adults in the UK say they would be willing to have the Covid-19 vaccination as soon as possible,...

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