Clinical governance

Is NHS occupational health at breaking point?

An NHS England consultation on how to spend extra funding announced by the government last summer has cast a spotlight...

Every medical implant should be registered, says surgeon body

26 Nov 2018

The Royal College of Surgeons has called for a register of every medical device in every patient to be set...

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How new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing could change the workplace health landscape

2 Nov 2018

October saw the launch of the new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing. What exactly is it, how will it work...

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

16 Aug 2018

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

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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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