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Coronavirus: how should occupational health support its mental health effects?

As organisations and the government step up measures to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, Professor Neil Greenberg, in...

NHS staff survey reveals little progress in boosting health and wellbeing

19 Feb 2020

Only three out of 10 (29.3%) NHS staff say their trust takes positive action on health and wellbeing, with many...

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New-look training could be on the cards for OH, as NMC outlines review of SCPHN standards

29 Jan 2020

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has indicated it intends to carry out a review of post-registration training for occupational...

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OH nurses around the table to review Part 3 of the NMC register

12 Dec 2019

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has held the first meeting of its steering group looking at the future shape...

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CPD: Advanced practice – a place at the table for OH nurses?

6 Dec 2019

The role of an expert occupational health nurse is complex and demanding, meaning OHNs are potentially prime candidates to achieve...

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Come together – unpicking multi-disciplinary working within occupational health

6 Dec 2019

Occupational health professionals fully recognise the value of multi-disciplinary working in terms of generating good outcomes. But what does “success”...

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Senior NHS staff urge frontline health workers to get flu jab

3 Dec 2019

Frontline health workers are being urged to get their free flu jab in order to protect themselves and their patients....

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Crisis or opportunity? The search for answers to occupational health’s workforce shortages

1 Nov 2019

The government’s consultation on occupational health was very clear that the fact OH is and has always been a small...

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SOM calls for ramping up of OH provision in response to workplace health consultation

15 Oct 2019

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) has published its response to the government’s consultation on improving health at work, noting...

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MPs to examine impact of endometriosis on women

8 Oct 2019

A group of MPs is to launch an inquiry into women’s experiences of endometriosis, after research found thousands have had...

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Cleaning staff need better protection against dangerous substances, says health body

23 Sep 2019

Cleaning firms need to do more to reduce workers’ risk of exposure to dangerous substances, the European Agency for Safety...

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More support needed to tackle prescription drug dependence

16 Sep 2019

A review into the scale and causes of prescription drug dependence has highlighted the need for more support services and...

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Occupational health: A specialty worth fighting for?

6 Sep 2019

The numbers entering occupational health and occupational medicine are falling rapidly, and two-thirds of those left are aged over 53....

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Understanding what makes a good occupational health provider

6 Sep 2019

Occupational health providers can capitalise on the growing demand, and appetite, for workplace health solutions – but only if they...

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Learning zone – taking the temperature at first ever Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing conference

6 Sep 2019

From gaining the confidence to write publicly through to one speaker’s personal struggles with addiction; from effective report writing through...

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