Clinical governance

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...

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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‘I am struggling’ – how workload, hours and stress were overwhelming OH even before coronavirus

4 Sep 2020

Occupational health practitioners were stressed, overworked and exhausted even before the coronavirus pandemic, a SOM survey has concluded. Nic Paton...

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Occupational health on the coronavirus frontline – ‘I have been on an acute medical Covid ward’

28 Aug 2020

During August, we have been telling the stories of occupational health nurses who have come to the aid of the...

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Occupational health on the coronavirus frontline – ‘I have been working as a “test and trace” caseworker’

21 Aug 2020

During August, we are telling the stories of occupational health nurses who have come to the aid of the hard-pressed...

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Occupational health on the coronavirus frontline – ‘I have been supporting my local NHS OH team’

14 Aug 2020

During August, we are telling the stories of occupational health nurses who have come to the aid of the hard-pressed...

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Antidepressants can be better than painkillers for chronic pain, suggests NICE

10 Aug 2020

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has warned that a range of commonly used painkillers for chronic...

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Professor Anne Harris begins SOM president role

25 Jun 2020

The Society of Occupational Medicine has welcomed its first nurse president, Professor Anne Harriss, this week.
Harriss is the first...

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Jean Raper: former chair, RCN Society of Occupational Health Nursing group

18 Jun 2020

Jean Raper, former chair of the Royal College of Nursing’s Society of Occupational Health Nursing group, course leader at Sheffield...

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Face covering guidance aims to help employers assess risks

17 Jun 2020

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has warned that it is concerned about the absence of clear government guidance on...

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CPD: Name of the game – is it time for occupational health to change its name?

5 Jun 2020

If occupational health practitioners are to shape the future, they need to understand both the profession’s past and its continuing...

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