Clinical governance

Call for new national research hub for occupational health

Ahead of the government in July launching its long-awaited consultation into workplace and occupational health, the Society of Occupational Medicine...

The ‘i’ has it – out with the old (AOHNP) and in with the new (iOH)

2 Aug 2019

The Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners has rebranded as a more multidisciplinary occupational health membership body called ‘iOH’. Nic...

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Inaugural conference builds momentum for Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing

2 Aug 2019

Some nine months on from its launch, how is the newest organisation within the OH landscape, the Faculty of Occupational...

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SOM calls for a Centre for Work and Health to lead OH research

4 Jul 2019

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) has called for a new multi-disciplinary national “Centre for Work and Health” to be...

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NICE guidance urges better communication of sickness absence policies

31 May 2019

Organisations should implement and clearly communicate policies for reporting and managing sickness, according to new guidance from National Institute for...

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Treat air pollution as an occupational health issue, HSE told

20 May 2019

Ambient air pollution should be treated as an occupational health hazard and outdoor workers should receive better protections, according to...

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CPD: Supporting a young woman living with mental ill health

1 Mar 2019

It can be challenging for an employer to know how best to support an employee living with a mental health...

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‘Severe’ flu sees more than 2,000 people needing critical care

22 Feb 2019

Workers have been urged to get the flu vaccine as a particularly severe strain of the virus has led to...

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Is NHS occupational health at breaking point?

7 Dec 2018

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

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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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