Clinical governance

‘No deal’ Brexit would have ‘catastrophic’ effect on health, warns BMA

The British Medical Association (BMA) has warned that a “no deal” Brexit would have a catastrophic impact on the nation’s...

Cope with the countdown to GDPR

6 Apr 2018

With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation coming in next month, occupational health practitioners need to be reviewing how they...

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Will a united body put the future in the hands of occupational health nurses?

28 Feb 2018

The decision in October by the Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners (AOHNP) to merge with the Faculty of Occupational...

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AOHNP and Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing vote to merge

2 Nov 2017

The Association of Occupational Health Nurses Practitioners (AOHNP) will merge with the Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing (FOHN) when it...

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How to succeed in NMC revalidation for occupational health

4 Jul 2017

Occupational health nurses will be familiar by now with the process of NMC revalidation, but concerns remain about how to...

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Occupational health confidentiality: doctors welcome revised GMC guidance

2 Mar 2017

Occupational health doctors welcomed the General Medical Council’s (GMC’s) publication in January of revised guidance on confidentiality for all doctors...

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SEQOHS standard: how an OH physiotherapy service blazed a trail to accreditation

4 Feb 2017

Crystal Palace Physio Group has become the first occupational health physiotherapy service to achieve the SEQOHS standard for occupational health...

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PHE blueprint for occupational health nurse education sets standards for future OH training

3 Jan 2017

Public Health England (PHE) has set out a new blueprint for occupational health nurse education, designed to respond to the...

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Occupational Health nurses call for sweeping changes to education and regulation

16 Nov 2015

Occupational health nurses leading the development of a Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing (FOHN) have called for sweeping changes to...

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What NMC revalidation means for occupational health nurses

1 Dec 2014

Anne Harriss looks back at the history of the nursing profession, and examines some of the implications associated with professional...

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SEQOHS accreditation programme to be developed for construction sector

18 Sep 2014

A Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service (SEQOHS) accreditation programme specifically for providers working within the construction sector is being...

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Occupational health doctors vote against plans for united body embracing OH nurses

18 Sep 2014

The Society of Occupational Medicine has pledged to work closely with OH nurses “to find out how it can better...

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Is the loss of funding for the NHS quality unit a blow to UK occupational health?

30 Jul 2014

“Disappointed”, “incredibly disappointed”, “deeply disappointed”, “short-sighted”, “sad”, “a great loss” – the response to the announcement in July that the...

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NHS occupational health quality unit to close due to lack of funds

16 Jul 2014

Occupational health as a speciality and professional community needs to “reflect” on why there was not enough uptake or financial...

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Monitoring MoHaWK clinical governance system

19 May 2014

National audits are rapidly becoming an established part of the occupational health (OH) landscape, especially in the NHS. Nic Paton...

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