Clinical governance

Professor Anne Harris begins SOM president role

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

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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Four in 10 doctors struggling with mental health because of pandemic

3 Jun 2020

Four in 10 doctors (41%) working on the frontline of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic are experiencing poor mental...

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Health bodies back value of wearing face masks in public

1 May 2020

Two workplace health bodies have given their support to the value of wearing face masks or coverings in public as...

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Smokers urged to quit to reduce risk of coronavirus complications

15 Apr 2020

Smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should be urged to stop smoking immediately or risk complications if they contract...

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Coronavirus: a time for occupational health to find positives?

9 Apr 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has been, and continues to be, a challenging time for all professionals, not least those in occupational...

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‘No worker should die of work-acquired Covid-19’, says SOM, as NHS fatalities mount

7 Apr 2020

The UK “should have aimed for a target of zero work-caused fatalities” in the NHS and other essential services in...

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Work and time pressures leave occupational health professionals ‘exhausted’ and ‘undervalued’

6 Apr 2020

Occupational health professionals are being left stressed and exhausted by the intense time and workload pressures put on them by...

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

19 Mar 2020

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

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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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