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Five ways occupational health needs to scale up post pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has left occupational health practitioners struggling to cope with massive return-to-work, mental health, risk management and infection...

OH’s role in Covid vaccine delivery highlighted by SOM and Tony Blair

4 Jan 2021

Further investment is required to support occupational health and the key role it can play in the delivery of the...

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Occupational health best practice: reflecting on case management

4 Dec 2020

Often within occupational health it will be your expertise as a practitioner and leader that decides on a course of...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: December 2020

4 Dec 2020

Fatigue and workplace exercise programmes
Work-related fatigue is related to a range of negative consequences, including poor productivity. This study...

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CPD: How to build and embed resilience within your workplace

4 Dec 2020

In the final article of her three-part series, Catherine D’Arcy-Jones examines some tools and resources OH practitioners can use to...

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Occupational health education facing a challenging future post pandemic

4 Dec 2020

There were serious concerns about the future of occupational health training even before the pandemic threw our education system up...

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‘Sustainable workplace health strategies’ needed to tackle long-term health risks

13 Nov 2020

The UK should put in place ‘Sustainable Workplace Health Strategies’ for each of its nations, the British Occupational Hygiene Society...

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Covid deaths prompt new guidance on release of OH records

10 Nov 2020

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) has published clarifying guidance for occupational health practitioners on a range of ethical considerations...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: November 2020

6 Nov 2020

Work-related allergic symptoms in bakers
Bakers using multigrain flour are at a high risk of experiencing nasal and asthma-like symptoms,...

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Governments told to prioritise tackling rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions

12 Oct 2020

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

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Guidance on providing support following a suicide in primary care

9 Oct 2020

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

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

8 Oct 2020

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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‘I will be representing all specialisms – and I want to be optimistic about the future of OH’

2 Oct 2020

Occupational Health & Wellbeing’s Professor Anne Harriss is the first non-physician to assume the presidency of SOM, the Society of...

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Include asbestos risk awareness in NHS staff training, study recommends

24 Sep 2020

Awareness of asbestos risk and the possibility of a mesothelioma diagnosis should be added to the mandatory training for new...

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Health staff urged to get flu vaccine to minimise sickness absence this winter

18 Sep 2020

Senior clinicians and health leaders have urged frontline health and social care staff to get their annual flu jab as...

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